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Check out this new short scary story

The body of a woman is dug up in Joe Garner's backyard. Who is she and why is she there? Find out at They're Only Shadows.
by That's Going Too Far! on Feb 28, 2016

Retribution

His back killing him, Joe Garner looked over at the small redbud tree in its plastic pot with contempt as it waited for him to finish the hole he was digging in the backyard. He could feel the blisters forming as the shovel pierced another inch into...
by They're Only Shadows on Feb 28, 2016

The Boy in the Mirror

The clinic waiting room was bright, sterile and solemn. Parents sat with their troubled children, eyes glazed, wondering why fate had dealt them such a lousy hand and how they were going to pay the deductible for all of these visits. Trent and Lisa S...
by They're Only Shadows on Dec 10, 2015

Latest Short Scary Story - "I'll Never Die"

I'm not very comfortable with self-promotion, but I posted a short scary story on Reddit that has been getting a lot of favorable responses. Here are some examples:  “This is fantastic :) Well done.” “Kudos. Applause” “Awesome!!!”...
by That's Going Too Far! on Nov 20, 2015

I'll Never Die

The large banner headline read: “The Search Continues for Wade Carson.” With the local paper spread out on his kitchen table, thirty-year old Justin Vicks sipped coffee as he read about the search for the missing boy in the fields and woods aroun...
by They're Only Shadows on Nov 20, 2015

The Cellmate

The young man sitting in the jail cell awoke with a start. He’d fallen asleep sitting up, and while he was out the guards had brought a new man to the cell. Tray McNair sized up the guy sitting perfectly still on the bench directly across from him.
by They're Only Shadows on Nov 15, 2015

It Runs in the Family

The cacophony of boozy conversation filled the well-appointed house of attorney Douglas Hattering. Friends from his law firm and the neighborhood and a hand full of faces he didn’t recognized formed small clusters of people talking, drinking and fl...
by They're Only Shadows on Nov 11, 2015

New Short Scary Story - It Runs in the Family

Spiders. I hate spiders, but they can be fun to write about. Check out my latest short scary story at They're Only Shadows and get a case of the creepy crawlies.
by That's Going Too Far! on Nov 11, 2015

The Girl Next Door

“I know a game, but you gotta come over here to play.”“I can’t without my mom.”“Sure you can. Just walk around the fence. It’s a secret game just for kids.”The Chase family had been in their new home for a week, but Christie was still...
by They're Only Shadows on Nov 3, 2015

The Girl Next Door - A New Scary Short Story

The girl next door isn't exactly the kid you'd like your child to play with. Find out why by visiting They're Only Shadows.
by That's Going Too Far! on Nov 3, 2015

The Chess Match - A New Short Scary Story

Knight to h3.Kevin Holt made his move, and now watched his monitor, intently waiting for his German opponent to counter this play.  Unfortunately, he heard footsteps approaching and the shadow of his wife, Gretchen, loomed over him. “Can you t...
by They're Only Shadows on Oct 22, 2015

The Chess Match - A New Scary Short Story

Chess is more than a game for Kevin Holt, as his deceitful wife discovers too late. Read The Chess Match and other short scary stories at They're Only Shadows.
by That's Going Too Far! on Oct 22, 2015

Three New Spooky Bedtime Stories

Winter’s ComingA moonless night made maneuvering the gravel road more challenging than he’d remembered. Jack had been driving for three hours, heading north to the family cabin near the Minnesota Boundary Waters, only there was no family this tim...
by They're Only Shadows on Aug 6, 2015

Three New Spooky Bedtime Stories

So children, we have three new short scary stories to read at bedtime. Check the closet, turn on the night light and get under the covers, your nightmares are about to begin at They're Only Shadows.
by That's Going Too Far! on Aug 6, 2015

Boo! Two new short scary stories

The AuditionThe room was a large, open, unfinished loft. In the middle of the space, a nervous Kyle Evers sat in a folding chair holding a script. Several feet away, movie director Eve Tolbertson sat behind a picnic table, a script lying on it in fro...
by They're Only Shadows on May 16, 2015

New Scary Short Stories To Read Before Bed

Posted three new scary short stories at my blog They're Only Shadows. Enjoy.
by That's Going Too Far! on May 10, 2015

New Scary Stories To Read Before Bed

The MirrorThe antique mirror couldn’t have been more perfect for the wall above her bedroom dresser. It took Janine six months of searching to find just the right one after her ex took the previous mirror out of spite. Prick, she thought, smiling.
by They're Only Shadows on May 10, 2015

A Threesome of Short Scary Stories

A new trio of short scary stories. Find them here.
by That's Going Too Far! on Apr 24, 2015

A Threesome of Short Scary Stories

The DateThe date with Clare had not gone well. James had the cab drop him off several blocks from the apartment so he could clear his head and shake off the bitter disappointment of another dating disaster. It started fine, they always do, with wine...
by They're Only Shadows on Apr 24, 2015

A terrifying trio of new short scary stories

Three more dark and twisted tales for your late-night reading pleasure. Go here to find them, if you dare.
by That's Going Too Far! on Apr 5, 2015


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