Blog Posts - Short Horror Story

The Invitation

“Okay Emma, do you feel up to talking about that night?”Emma changed position in her chair and stared at the fidgeting fingers in her lap. “Yeah, I guess.”“Go ahead.”“That night…. Uh, my friend Carlos was in a film production class at...
by They're Only Shadows on Aug 11, 2016

Essay: Why I like living in a small town

7B EnglishMrs. GalliganI love small town life. I know it’s not for everybody, but I think it’s the best thing ever and I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. Being only twelve, I haven’t traveled much, and the biggest city I’ve been to is D...
by They're Only Shadows on Jul 28, 2016

New Short Scary Story: The Love Interest

Having a stalker is bad, but having to work with that person would be a nightmare. Find out more at They're Only Shadows.
by That's Going Too Far! on May 23, 2016

The Love Interest

Landing a recurring role in the “Young and the Restless” was a dream come true for actress Tonya Curtz, as well as the beginning of a living nightmare. Only days after her initial appearance on the show, she began noticing a man at too many place...
by They're Only Shadows on May 23, 2016

The Neighbor

Explosive thunder like Thor’s hammer coming down on the roof shook the walls and Renee’s bones as she sat up in bed, holding her knees against her chest like she did when she was a child.  She had lived in small town Minnesota her entire lif...
by They're Only Shadows on Apr 22, 2016

The Neighbor - Newest short scary story

How well do you really know your neighbors? This latest short scary story, "The Neighbor" might inspire you to keep a closer eye on the people next door.
by That's Going Too Far! on Apr 22, 2016

The Changing Room - New Short Scary Story

The Patterson's are moving into a turn-of-the-last-century Victorian home that has seen its share of change, but nothing like what Paul experiences when he finds a secret room at That's Going Too Far!
by That's Going Too Far! on Apr 16, 2016

The Changing Room

It was move-in day for the Patterson’s. Their new home was one of those turn-of-the-century Victorians with gingerbread trim and a large welcoming front porch. Even though it was a fixer-upper, Joseph had paid more than he wanted to and it was larg...
by They're Only Shadows on Apr 16, 2016

The Upgrade

“Weirdest thing,” said Al Donner as he handed his wife a coffee cup.“What’s that?” He sat across from Janine at the dining room table. “I was looking out the kitchen window just now and saw a car drive by that was exactly the same make, m...
by They're Only Shadows on Apr 5, 2016


Ping.The soft chime was just loud enough to raise Sheri Collins from the depths of sleep toward consciousness. She pushed herself up on her elbows and squinted, trying to pierce through the early morning darkness of the bedroom. The only light was a...
by They're Only Shadows on Mar 30, 2016

New scary short "The Imaginary Friend"

Did you have an imaginary friend as a child or were you one? Read "The Imaginary Friend" at They're Only Shadows.
by That's Going Too Far! on Mar 4, 2016

Getting Away With Murder

A serial killer has found a unique way to evade capture. Find out how at They're Only Shadows.
by That's Going Too Far! on Mar 2, 2016

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

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

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 Spooky Shorts

So I've posted three new short scary stories over at They're Only Shadows. These three have done especially well (received a lot of up votes) at Reddit's ShortScaryStories subreddit. I hope you enjoy them.
by That's Going Too Far! on Feb 12, 2015

New short story: The Silver Key

Check out my latest short story, The Silver Key at "They're only Shadows." Here's and excerpt:1958 A fist pounded impatiently on the front door. Someone yelled, “Let us in, Levi.” Angry men with guns paced in anticipation, and the front...
by That's Going Too Far! on Jan 6, 2015

Even MORE short scary stories

A new batch of short scary stories at They're Only Shadows for your Halloween enjoyment.
by That's Going Too Far! on Oct 6, 2014

More Short Scary Stories

I've posted four more short scary stories at "They're Only Shadows." Check them out...if you dare.
by That's Going Too Far! on Sep 22, 2014

My Short Scary Stories

Over the past couple of months I’ve become addicted to writing very short horror stories that I then post on a Reddit sub called: Short Scary Stories (duh). Go to They're Only Shadows and check out four of the stories I’ve recently submitted.
by That's Going Too Far! on Aug 15, 2014

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