Short Suspense Stories

A scary story with suspense keeps the reader anxious and on the edge till the end. The events of such stories eventually build up to a big dramatic end with the revelation of the big suspense. The two possible emotional outcomes in the reader can be despair or sorrow. But fear and terror must be maintained while building up the suspense. One of the best known authors is Stephen King, who is famous for writing nail-biting suspense horror novels.




The Missing Piece of the Puzzle
14 votes, average: 3.79 out of 514 votes, average: 3.79 out of 514 votes, average: 3.79 out of 514 votes, average: 3.79 out of 514 votes, average: 3.79 out of 5    3.8/5
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At age thirty-three, Seth discovers his parents tried to create a door to another dimension. As a child, he really didn’t think anything of the loud noises and various pieces of equipment his parents used in their work – they …

ABE
20 votes, average: 3.95 out of 520 votes, average: 3.95 out of 520 votes, average: 3.95 out of 520 votes, average: 3.95 out of 520 votes, average: 3.95 out of 5    4.0/5
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  Abe opened his eyes. He felt her breath on his back and smiled in the comfort that she was still there. He woke several times in the night to reach back and feel her form, her heat, resting against …

Within the Folds of Cold Flesh (Graphic imagery)
20 votes, average: 3.90 out of 520 votes, average: 3.90 out of 520 votes, average: 3.90 out of 520 votes, average: 3.90 out of 520 votes, average: 3.90 out of 5    3.9/5
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“Go ahead,” the older man said as he placed a tape recorder on the table between us. “Tell us how you could commit such heinous crimes and be so calm about it afterward,” he finished as he pushed the record …

The Cats
22 votes, average: 3.82 out of 522 votes, average: 3.82 out of 522 votes, average: 3.82 out of 522 votes, average: 3.82 out of 522 votes, average: 3.82 out of 5    3.8/5
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Ricky and Robin Kelsey had been married for eight years. All the while they had been looking for that perfect house. They had found a few that they could afford but none that felt right. They didn’t feel at home …

Silence is Key
17 votes, average: 4.00 out of 517 votes, average: 4.00 out of 517 votes, average: 4.00 out of 517 votes, average: 4.00 out of 517 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5    4.0/5
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She opened her eyes. Although, that didn’t do much of a help. It was dark all around, she couldn’t see anything. She looked at sides, trying to understand where she was and what happened. Her head ached, she couldn’t think. …

Joseph
12 votes, average: 4.00 out of 512 votes, average: 4.00 out of 512 votes, average: 4.00 out of 512 votes, average: 4.00 out of 512 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5    4.0/5
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My name is Joseph and I kill vampires. Before you get up and leave, hear me out. I’ll give you a story for your newspaper that will win you the freakin’ Pulitzer. It might jus save a few lives too. …

Desperate Housewife
15 votes, average: 3.87 out of 515 votes, average: 3.87 out of 515 votes, average: 3.87 out of 515 votes, average: 3.87 out of 515 votes, average: 3.87 out of 5    3.9/5
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She’d learned to love and hate him at exactly the same time. Often she had fantasized of leaving, of starting a new life free of his emotional cruelty. But every time she packed her things to leave, something pulled her …