Two Sentence Nightmares (Short Stories to Stay Awake By)

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About This Hub

This hub is a collection of short, two sentence horror stories. It is a compilation of a few stories I read previously and found quite scary (changing only slightly) and stories I have written especially for this hub (about 50/50). I have tried to include creepy images to help add to the spooky atmosphere.

Knock, knock, knocking!

I woke up to the sound of knocking on the glass. At first I thought it was the window, until I heard it again, coming from the mirror.

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It's Me Calling.

I answered my ringing cell phone to hear a familiar voice crying, "Help me, help me!" and then hang up. I stared in shock at the caller ID of my name and number, and realized the voice had been my own.

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Who's Sleeping in My Bed?

I started tucking him into bed and he asks meekly,"Daddy, please check for monsters under my bed." I look underneath to put him at ease and see him, another him, staring back at me shaking and whispering, "Daddy, there's somebody on my bed!"

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The Silent Scream.

She opened her mouth to scream but no sound escaped. The huge spider exited slowly from between her quivering lips and crawled across her chest.

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Not So Pleasant Dreams

I was in the middle of a pleasant dream when the sound of hammering woke me. After that I could barely hear the muffled sound of dirt being shovelled onto the coffin over my own screams.

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Blow Out the Candles

"Happy Birthday to you.." the crowd began to sing as Nathan smiled and bent to blow out the candles. His wish was interrupted as an explosion levelled the office building and everyone with it.

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Please Don't Cry

My daughter won't stop crying and screaming in the middle of the night. I visit her grave and ask her to stop, but it doesn't help.

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The Doll

Her abuser gasped in pain as a massive heart attack racked his body. Amy removed the hat pin from the chest of the small rag doll and preceded to insert it between the eyes.

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Shut That Door!

I woke up to notice my bedroom door ajar again. In all the years that I've lived alone in this house, I swear to God I've closed more doors than I've opened.

Cat's Eyes

I thought my cat had a staring problem - his eyes always seemed fixated on my face. Then one day I realised that he was looking at something else - just behind me.

Catch of the Day

Within minutes of Tom cutting the outboard motor and throwing in his line, something huge hit the hook. The empty upturned hull of the dinghy was found two days later - no sign of life - just a greasy slick covering the surface of the lake.

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11.08pm

The last thing I saw was my alarm clock flashing 11.08pm before her long chiselled nails pierced my chest, and her fangs sank deep into my throat. I sat bolt upright, relieved it was only a dream, but as I saw my alarm clock read 11.07 I heard the closet door creak open.

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bethperry 18 months ago from Tennesee

Oh, I love these! Well maybe not necessarily the spider story, but wonderful reads!!


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bethperry 18 months ago from Tennesee

PS- and you gave me an idea for a possible Hub, so thank you!


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi Beth, glad you enjoyed all of these (except the spider story). Happy to help you with an idea for a hub too. Cheers.


Lee Cloak 18 months ago

Serious stuff John, I do love an entire story told in few words for me that is true skill, a great collection here, really enjoyable, Cats Eyes is just fantastic, thanks for sharing, voted up, Lee


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for the kind comment Lee and the vote up. Glad you enjoyed these.


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old albion 18 months ago from Lancashire. England.

Hi Jodah. Brilliant hub. The most creepy for me was the woman in the mirror and the little boy under the bed. Original and refreshing hub. voted up and all.

Graham.


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi Graham, good to see you. It's really interesting to hear which short stories readers liked the best. Those two would probably be my top picks as well. Thanks.


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Venkatachari M 18 months ago from Hyderabad, India

Very interesting and funny (a bit horrific) stories. I liked their presentation with scary images. Voted up.


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks or reading Venkat. Funny, really? I never expected that comment, but I guess a couple could be taken that way.


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Phyllis Doyle 18 months ago from High desert of Nevada.

To put such fear into just two sentences is not an easy thing to do - you did it well, Jodah. I enjoyed reading these short-short stories. You are a master at this. Voted Up, I and H+.


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hello Phyllis. thanks or the kind comment. I am glad these came over as creepy. Thanks or the vote up.


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tillsontitan 18 months ago from New York

I love horror movies and I love this hub! You've really captured an entire story in each of your two sentence stories here. It is easy to imagine each one of them and they truly take you to the edge of your seat.

I'm one of those people who has a hard time picking just one! Great read Jodah.

Voted up, useful, awesome, interesting, shared, G+, and pinned.

P.S. Love the title.


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kittythedreamer 18 months ago from the Ether

Awesome writing! Really creepy two sentence stories. I enjoyed it thoroughly!


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fpherj48 18 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Jodah....I have no idea what allowed me to go ahead and read this, despite the clear warning of the Title! I avoid fright and spookiness, scary movies & stories like the plague. I am easily freaked out, my friend.

All I want is the time difference between you and me....your PHONE NUMBER...and the hour at which you are most soundly asleep! If I'm awake....YOU are awake, buddy!!!! Thanks a bunch. LOL


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annart 18 months ago from SW England

I found 'Who's sleeping in my bed?' the spookiest. The cat brought a smile - cats always seem to do that don't they?!

Good collection of extremely short stories. Great idea.

Ann


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Frank Atanacio 18 months ago from Shelton

wow entertainingly creepy.. the first photo has the real feel of nightmares without that hollywood shift.. Then the brief words of haunting and chilling pulled this hub over the freakin top loved it


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bravewarrior 18 months ago from Central Florida

Well, shoot. I left a comment and it disappeared. Spooky, huh?

I'm glad I read this in broad daylight. I'm a real wuss when it comes to scary stuff. You did a great job of scaring the pants of me two sentences at a time John! I couldn't look at many of the photos - too creepy.

The spider story really got to me. I had a dream one night twenty some-odd years ago that a huge spider in a wet suit (don't laugh!) descended on my sleeping body from the ceiling. I woke up just before it got to me. I was literally ducking underneath it and scampering out of bed. I'll never forget that dream.

Guess I'll be sleeping with the lights on tonight!


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Harishprasad 18 months ago from India

John, you are superb. These two sentence short stories are really too scary. What you have said in the summary of the hub is quite true ; the spooky images still wander in my mind. Voted up.


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The Dirt Farmer 18 months ago from United States

These were creepy fun, and not that easy to do, I bet!


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billybuc 18 months ago from Olympia, WA

The pictures alone are enough to give me the chills. Your words were icing on the cake. Nicely done, John! Your talent apparently has no limits.


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Dana Tate 18 months ago from LOS ANGELES

This hub is a masterpiece, along with scary stories and gruesome pic's. John I may have trouble sleeping tonight. "And it's all your fault!" Seriously, this was a fun read. Voted up!


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Larry Rankin 18 months ago from Oklahoma

The cool thing about the horror genre is that it takes so little, just an image or a thought, to have an impactful effect.

Great hub!


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MsDora 18 months ago from The Caribbean

This collection of stranger-than-fiction stories is interesting and entertaining--maybe frightening too! Good job!


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manatita44 18 months ago from london

Brilliant work! Scary stories told with an excellent and superb beauty!


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drbj 18 months ago from south Florida

These were amazing, Jodah. I now dub you Lord of the Creepies. BTW, is that my hero, Nathan Fillion, the actor who portrays Castle on the TV show of the same name? Just wonderin'.

Voted way up, m'dear.


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Max Havlick 18 months ago from Villa Park, Illinois

This macabre genre does not match my own life experience, but it does the service of alerting me with great sorrow, and as much empathy as possible, for the less fortunate experiences of others that allow such things to be meaningful, expressive, or even representative.

Best wishes to all, Wed. June 10, 2015.


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Ericdierker 18 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

You are a sick and twisted person with a mind to match. How the hell do you scare me in two little lines? Please do not publish any long horror stories as I will be compelled to read and regret it.

Really well done friend.


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Mary, so glad you are a horror movie fan and this hub appealed to you.thanks for the confirmation that the stories worked and the title was suitable. I also appreciate the vote up, share and pin etc. have a great day/night.


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you for reading these stories kitty, glad you enjoyed them. Cheers.


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Haha Paula....sorry about keeping you up at night, but I did warn you with the title :) there may be a 12 or 14 hour time difference between us, not sure...and phone number...hmmm...try 911 :)


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hello Ann, thanks for reading. Yes, "Who's Sleeping in My Bed" is creepy, and cats sure do that as well. Have a good day.


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for the great comment Frank, coming from the "master o the macabre" that means something.


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Shauna, thanks or being brave and reading all the way through. Hope you do get some sleep tonight. Wow, disappearing comments.. pretty spooky, and a spider in a wet suit...CREEPY! Actually one night I was in bed reading with my wife asleep beside me and I looked up to see a huge huntsman spider start to lower itself on a web from the ceiling right above her head. I grabbed her and lifted her up...startling her in the process...as it continued to lower itself down behind her pillow...now that was scary. Take care.


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi Harish, thanks for reading and the great comment. I hope these images don't haunt you for too long.


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for reading Dirt Farmer. Glad you found these creepy. I had to rewrite most of them a few times to get them right.


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Glad these managed to give you the chills Bill....both pics and words. Take care.


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for the kind words Dana.."masterpiece", really? Wow! Sorry to scare you, these are quite different from my children's stories I know. I appreciate the vote up.


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

You are right Larry...horror is the perfect genre for short short stories like this...thanks for the kind comment.


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

MsDora, glad these stories managed to entertain, and maybe frighten you a little :) Thanks.


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi manatita, thanks for your generous comment. Glad you found the beauty in these horror stories.


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Wow! drbj, "Lord of the Creepies"...has a ring to it, a bit like "Lord of the Flies" :) Now that you mention it, I think that pic is of Nathan Fillion from Castle and Firefly (one of my faves too)....aw, sorry to blow him up. Thanks for the great comment and vote up.


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi Max, I know this genre doesn't appeal to everyone, but thanks for taking the time to read and comment anyway. Cheers.


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for the compliment Eric....."sick and twisted" haha....glad I managed to scare you in two lines, guess there is no reason for me to write a long horror story then. :) Take care.


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Faith Reaper 18 months ago from southern USA

Oh, my! Of course I would make it over here to your side of HP Town right before I am reading to go off to bed ... for not so sweet dreams NOW.

That knocking, knocking, knocking one with the mirror really creeps me out as does the spider coming out of he woman's mouth.

Here's a creepy true fact for you ...did you know that every person will swallow at least 8 spiders during their sleep in their lifetime! I have always had a fear of that and try to sleep with my mouth closed LOL.

Thanks for the early Halloween fright hub. The imagery you have chosen here is truly horrific, but did you know that images from pinterest are not considered legal. I did not realize it either until just recently and had to go back and replace some, then the hubs points went up after I did so. Just an fyi.

The two-liner stories are awesome, and you have proven a tale can be told quite well using less words.

Blessings for a great day ahead, as I think it is daytime over where you are now?


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for reading Theresa. You chose a bad time to read these I'm afraid....oh well. Yes I knew about the spider fact and swallowing them in your sleep....scary to think about. I will have to go back through these pics and find out the original sources on all of them if I can..thanks for that. Glad you enjoyed these two sentence tales....sleep well :)


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blondey 18 months ago

I'm glad these didn't frighten me too badly, but I like Faith Reaper loved the mirror one especially. :)


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks Blondey. With all the horrors happening in our world everyday it is hard to really scare anyone anymore.


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travmaj 18 months ago from australia

I'm most impressed - two sentences can say so much and your two sentences say heaps. They fuel the imagination. I was intrigued by them all, especially knock knock and 11 08.

This is an interesting genre I know little about. Good stuff though.


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for the great comment Maj. I have only just discovered this genre recently too and thought I'd give it a try.


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clivewilliams 18 months ago from Nibiru

creepy....verrrrryyyyyy creeeeepy


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

I'll take that as a compliment then Clive :) Thanks


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ocfireflies 18 months ago from North Carolina

John,

What a super cool and super spooky hub! Very much enjoyed and in awe at your ability to do so much with just two sentences. Voted up as always.

Blessings,

Kim


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hello Kim, good to see you as always. Thank you for reading and finding these little stories spooky. Blessings back at you.


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cam8510 18 months ago from Columbus, Georgia until the end of November 2016.

John, I remember "Who's Sleeping in my Bed" from another of your hubs. That one is excellent. "Please Don't Cry" is truly creepy. "Shut That Door" has the best line of all your stories. " I swear to God I've closed more doors than I've opened." So much is said in those few words. Well done, John.


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you Cam. It's amazing what can be intimated in just two sentences and it suits horror/suspense. It may be difficult to do for other genres though. I agree with the line in "Shut That Door!"


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mckbirdbks 18 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Hello John - There were some marvelous stories here in your two sentence episodes. Each one of these contain the grizzle for a full length short story.


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi Mike, thanks or reading. Yes, these could make good full length stories but I don't know if I could maintain the suspense or have the same impact if I tried.


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Faith Reaper 18 months ago from southern USA

Hi Dear John,

I hope you are enjoying a peaceful day on this lovely Sunday afternoon, well, here it is afternoon. I stopped by as I saw on the Internet of that Python that swallowed an alligator there in Australia!!! Now, that is a nightmare and then some to just see.

Have you ever written a hub on Australia's most dangerous and deadly creature, i.e., spiders, snakes and the like. I am not sure it is true, but I believe I read that Australia does have the most deadly and dangerous of all these animals, insects, etc. and I think that would make a great hub.

I have wondered if it is true too about the sharks that can walk on the beach! I can't imagine trying to relax on a beach when I know that a shark may want to share my beach towel LOL ...well, it wouldn't be such a funny scenario.

God bless you and yours always


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FlourishAnyway 18 months ago from USA

Awesome tales and spooky, too, especially if you live alone.


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi Faith, good to see you again. It is now three hours after you wrote,your comment and it is 8.30am on a fine Monday morning. I have thought about writing a hub on our dangerous creatures but I don't want to scare anyone away from wanting to visit Australia. I have written the hub about legendary creatures of Australian folklore, but I may take your suggestion and write one about our"real life scary critters". I have never heard about sharks that can walk on the beach...so if they exist it isn't here in Australia. I have heard about one jumping out of the water onto the beach once but that's not common. But yes, there have been a few instances of pythons eating small crocodiles. Thanks for reading this hub. Blessings.


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for reading this Flourish, glad you found these tales spooky. :)


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Faith Reaper 18 months ago from southern USA

Hi John, It is now almost two hours since you had written your response to me and it is now 7:45 pm here on Sunday. Oh me, I meant salt water crocodiles NOT sharks LOL...sorry about that! One is scary enough but that would certainly be terrifying. I thought about you when I opened my laptop and there was that photo on my Internet page news with a huge crocodile inside the belly of a python Yikes! I wanted to tell you so I just came back to your most recent hub but guess I should have emailed you. I understand about not wanting to scare off tourists but it still would make an interesting hub as Australia does have the most deadly real life critters it seems or if not maybe research it compared to other countries. When my husband was small and his dad was a contractor with tv network, they visited a beautiful beach in Australia and were warned about the salt water crocs coming onto the beach. Have a lovely and safe Monday : ) ...I am glad it is still Sunday here.


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Vellur 18 months ago from Dubai

Awesome! Scary and creepy! Great write and voted up.


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for revisiting Faith(Theresa). It's fine to discuss it on this hub. Haha about the sharks. Salt water crocodiles are quite scary creatures (Fresh water crocs are smaller, much more timid and rarely attack people), and in fact the term "salt water" is a little deceptive as they also make there way up rivers and streams and can happily inhabit fresh water as well. I think the python would have been eating a fresh water croc. Crocodiles certainly can move up onto the beach and riverbanks and do so to nest an lay eggs and (being cold blooded) to sun themselves during the day. They can run very fast on land and are just as dangerous there as they are in the water, especially if stumbled across accidentally. Most rivers and beaches in Northern Australia are unsafe to swim in due to either crocodiles or box jellyfish at certain times of year. I think you are right and I have to write a hub about our dangerous creatures.


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you for reading these hort stories Vellur, glad you found them creepy.


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Faith Reaper 18 months ago from southern USA

Still Sunday for about three more minutes lol. Thanks for the added interesting info. I could never relax and enjoy the beautiful beaches if a croc could come out of the ocean, especially able to run fast, and eat me! Well, I guess these comments can add to the nightmare theme here : ) I read y'all have the tiniest deadliest spider too? At this rate of me hounding you for answers, yes, might as well do a hub LOL. Well, I better get to bed for have to rise again for the Monday workday. Blessings


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Yep Faith, we have lots of nice little, and not so little spiders. Only a couple are really deadly. The funnel web is the worst.Blessings, enjoy your day at work.


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blondey 18 months ago

I didn't say it didn't scare me at all, I said it didn't terrify me. Which is good because I live alone. And that would not be good.


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

haha blondey, well that' good then...a little scary's not so bad if you live alone. Cheers.


Mary Hyatt 17 months ago

I've had a terrible time this AM trying to post a comment!

Each one of these stories would make a good full length short story on it's own. I enjoyed each one.

The spider one scared me the most; I was bitten in my sleep (so was my dog) by a Wolf spider. Now, I shake the sheets very hard.

Voted UP, etc.


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Jodah 17 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Being bitten in your sleep by a spider would certainly make you very wary of them Mary. I remember the hub where you wrote about your dog Baby being bitten. A friend of mine was recently bitten on the face by a spider while she slept too..she had like an ulcer on her face that kept getting bigger until she was given antibiotics. Thanks for your kind comment and vote up.


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aviannovice 17 months ago from Stillwater, OK

I loved those stories, and I am giving you a reason to do more.


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Jodah 17 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

So glad that you enjoyed these Deb. if I know something works and is popular how can I not want to write more :)?


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lawrence01 17 months ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

Really enjoyed these John. By the 'saved by the bell' originates from times when burying a person they'd put a chord in that was attached to a bell at the graveside, if someone woke up in the coffin then they pulled the chord and hopefully would be dug up!

Lawrence


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Jodah 17 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank for reading Lawrence, glad you enjoyed these. Yes I had read about the origin of the "saved by the bell" saying, but thank for sharing.


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Genna East 17 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

Oh my, those photos gave me the willies. And your two-sentence stories...wow! Creatively chilling.


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Jodah 17 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for reading these little horror stories Genna. I found some of those images freaky too.


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Missy Smith 17 months ago from Florida

Those little tales were very dark and creepy. I have to admit, I like dark things. Not too dark, but enough to make them a mystery. Enjoyed this hub. :)


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Jodah 17 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for reading Missy. Glad you enjoyed these creepy little tales.


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CrisSp 17 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

Jodah, it's almost midnight here! Why am I reading this? :)

Did someone say creatively creepy already?

Well, I like creepy stories actually. So, you have my vote plus of course, I have to share this.


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Jodah 17 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Oops Cris, bad timing reading this at midnight :) glad you do like a creepy story though. Thanks for the vote up.


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Shyron E Shenko 17 months ago

John these are fantastic, these are spooky especially the son under the bed.

Voted up all the way and shared.


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Cyndi10 17 months ago from Georgia

These were very entertaining. I especially liked Shut that Door! Maybe this happens more often than any of us would like to admit. No, of course not...

Great fun to read. Sharing.


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moonlake 17 months ago from America

CREEPY......hate the thought of that spider in the mouth. Voted up and shared.


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Jodah 17 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for reading hyron. Yes that is my favourite I think too,


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Jodah 17 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi Cyndi10, that one is creepy becaue it is so realistic...could really be happening. Thanks for reading.


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Jodah 17 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks Moonlake....one word...ARACHNOPHOBIA!


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lisavanvorst 17 months ago from New Jersey

Awesome, creepy, scary, kept my attention. Liked the video story and the pictures were sinister and scary. Great Hub!


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Jodah 17 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for reading Lisa. Glad these stories ticked all the boxes for you. Much appreciated.


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Jo_Goldsmith11 17 months ago

wow Jodah!

What scary movie did you watch? Just curious to ask, because all of these short snip its of horror really are darn good openers for some

exciting and bone chilling reading. :-)) I am not much into horror movies. But I like the opening of every one you wrote.

Shared and Up for Awesome ideas and interesting concepts! :-))


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Jodah 17 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you Jo..glad you found these "exciting and bone chilling". I haven't actually seen any horror movies lately, maybe I need to :)


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Stephanie36 16 months ago from Canada

These are fantastic! There's a lot of super creepy ideas here.


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Jodah 16 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for the visit and kind words Stephanie. Glad you found these stories creepy.


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Surabhi Kaura 14 months ago from Toronto, Canada

That was spooky, especially '11:08' one. I will share this for Halloween to my cousin!


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Jodah 14 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hey Surabhi, yes I guess this is a good spooky one for Halloween. Thanks for sharing. I hope your cousin enjoys thee stories.


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Rozina Iftikhar 14 months ago from Islamabad

Creepy n scary in just two sentences...that's brilliantly awesome!

the most creepiest of them all was of the boy under the bed... It really sent a cold chill through my spine...Goosebumpish!!!


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Jodah 14 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you for reading these short stories Rozina. I am glad you found them "creepy and scary", as I thought they would be appropriate to highlight with Halloween approaching. The boy under the bed one is one of my favourites too.


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sujaya venkatesh 14 months ago

a night read Jo


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Jodah 14 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Certainly is Suj, just before bed :)


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kalinin1158 14 months ago from California

Wow. I love flash fiction, and horror seems to be a perfect medium for it. Truly unsettling scenarios that make me want to turn all the lights on and crawl under the covers!


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Jodah 14 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi Kalinin, that is the exact effect I was hoping for. Yes I agree that "horror" does seem the perfect vehicle for flash fiction. For a more conventional length flash fiction horror story you may like to read my hub "Dead Bird Everywhere." Thanks for your comment.


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AudreyHowitt 14 months ago from California

Loved, loved these John! Loved the concept and the execution


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Jodah 14 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks Audrey, glad it all worked. Your comment is much appreciated.


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truthfornow 14 months ago from New Orleans, LA

Impressive two sentence stories. Very creepy.


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Jodah 14 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you for reading and getting creeped out Truthfornow,


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Robert Sacchi 9 months ago

Did you ever consider, or have you already, making any of them into regular sized short stories?


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Jodah 9 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi Robert, thanks for reading. I did think about expanding a couple at one stage, but sort of forgot about it. Thank you for the reminder. I could probably make them similar to my flash fiction.."Dead Birds Everywhere." You may like to check it out. Cheers.

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