Blog Posts - Short Scary 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

New Scary Story: Essay: Why I like living in a small town

Small town life in America is often romanticized, but there is a dark side to some rural villages, and you can read about one such town in my new story "Essay: Why I like Living in a Small Town" at That's the Spirit.
by That's Going Too Far! on Jul 28, 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 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

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

The Baker Family Reunion

The paring knife slipped off the tomato skin and cut a half-inch slice into Meg Baker’s thumb.“Shit,” she hissed, sticking her thumb in her mouth.Her boyfriend Sean called from the living room. "You okay?"“No,” she mumbled, walking to the b...
by They're Only Shadows on Mar 21, 2016

Unforgivable

Low black clouds reflected Don Martelli’s mood as he drove down rain washed city streets toward University Hospital and Clinics. His older brother Les was dying, given only a few days by the doctors, and he’d flown in that morning to stand vigil...
by They're Only Shadows on Mar 15, 2016

The Imaginary Friend

Lugging a full laundry basket. Jessica Marks stopped in the open doorway of her daughter’s room. Five-year old Tess was engrossed in a familiar family dispute with her imaginary friend Kristal. “You didn’t pick up your room like I asked. There...
by They're Only Shadows on Mar 4, 2016

Getting Away With Murder

Friends are overrated, Thomas Grayson would often think to himself, using it as an excuse to spend yet another night lost in his laptop monitor instead of going out and engaging other human beings. Bored with Facebook, Thomas jumped to YouTube and be...
by They're Only Shadows on Mar 2, 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

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

Short Scary Story - The Boy in the Mirror

You're son is a budding psychopath who claims he's being controlled by a boy in his bedroom mirror. Is it just his twisted imagination or something more? Find out at That's Going Too Far!
by That's Going Too Far! 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


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