There has bee an ongoing trend for a few years where folks make the scariest two-sentence horror story imaginable (we even featured some here on this website!). But I wanted to up-the-stakes here a little bit and narrow it down to 5 words. Here is what I was able to come up with.


Oh, and if you have you’re own 5-word story, feel free to share it with us! You might just find it showing up here on the website!


  • Nobody home. I hear breathing.
  • The voices won’t stop talking.
  • Who’s that in baby’s room?
  • Security camera suddenly goes black.
  • The scratching came from underneath.
  • Can’t sleep or she’ll return.
  • Lights out and laughter starts.
  • Little footsteps but no children.
  • Sister died. Saw her again.