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 Scent of Blood
10 votes, average: 3.90 out of 510 votes, average: 3.90 out of 510 votes, average: 3.90 out of 510 votes, average: 3.90 out of 510 votes, average: 3.90 out of 5    3.9/5
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My three best friends, Spencer, Elliott, Blake and I were camping in the woods about two hundred and fifty miles from the nearest town. This had to be the best weekend we were ever going to have. Little did we know. “This seems like …

Horrendus
6 votes, average: 3.83 out of 56 votes, average: 3.83 out of 56 votes, average: 3.83 out of 56 votes, average: 3.83 out of 56 votes, average: 3.83 out of 5    3.8/5
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“’TWAS THE EVENTIDEof an autumn day, the merchants closing shop, families gathered to sup ere shuttering eyelids for the night. Hens began a ruckus, clamoring as if some demon were amongst them. And, indeed, one was.” The Storykeeper paused for …

The rat catcher (Revised)
18 votes, average: 3.94 out of 518 votes, average: 3.94 out of 518 votes, average: 3.94 out of 518 votes, average: 3.94 out of 518 votes, average: 3.94 out of 5    3.9/5
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Carter walked out of the bright June sunshine and into the coolness of the porch. It took his eyes a few moments to adjust, and at first June Winters was just a bodiless voice hidden behind a blur of orange/yellow …

The Old Caboose
15 votes, average: 3.93 out of 515 votes, average: 3.93 out of 515 votes, average: 3.93 out of 515 votes, average: 3.93 out of 515 votes, average: 3.93 out of 5    3.9/5
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I couldn’t breathe!  Something was covering my face, and trying to suffocate me.  I tried screaming but nothing came out. I tore at whatever was on my face, and suddenly I could breathe again, but I was blinded by something …

The Return
10 votes, average: 3.90 out of 510 votes, average: 3.90 out of 510 votes, average: 3.90 out of 510 votes, average: 3.90 out of 510 votes, average: 3.90 out of 5    3.9/5
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A Lonely road. No one in sight. The moon hidden beneath the thick clouds. Thick forest on both sides of the road. He walks on, with only a faint light, from a street lamp some 100 metres away, to guide him. …

The Power of Words
2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 52 votes, average: 4.00 out of 52 votes, average: 4.00 out of 52 votes, average: 4.00 out of 52 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5    4.0/5
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This night was like any other night, yet different from all the others. I cracked open a cold malt beverage, fell back in my desk chair and proceeded to call my friend Blue, who was also my assistant writer. This …

The Darkness Inside
11 votes, average: 3.73 out of 511 votes, average: 3.73 out of 511 votes, average: 3.73 out of 511 votes, average: 3.73 out of 511 votes, average: 3.73 out of 5    3.7/5
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A blanket of darkness engulfed the sky above, with no sign of the moon tonight to provide it’s indigo glow and shine a little illumination into the darkest corners or the world below. No, tonight the shadows were everywhere. For …