I think this count's as a link so I will post it here.
Did a search but would not be surprised if this is a repost so apologies if it is.
They are a series of creepy stories from a reddit section called r/nosleep
As the name implies the idea is to post creepy stories etc.
I won't explain what happens but I beg you to read the first part at the very least. It's extremely well written and terrifying, and not from a professional author. Nonetheless some of the parts had me in tears and I was generally left feeling uneasy.
They are a long read but well worth it if you enjoy stories generally, and scary stories. All six parts will occupy you for an hour or so total
Enough hyperbole. Here are the parts.
Part 1. Footsteps
Part 2. Balloons
Part 3. Boxes
Part 4. Maps
Part 5. Screens
Part 6. Friends
Here is the first couple of paragraphs of part one as a taster:
Hope it's appropriate and would be happy to be corrected if this is a repost. I just had to share to be honest.
wow, extremely eerie. not good to read when home alone :/ it gave me quite a lot of goosebumps
I am reading through them now, jeez they are dark!
cool stories! scary!!
Its really well written.
Reminds me of my junior school days when I used to read lots of Goosebumps books and write lots of crazy stories as such for my english essays...
P.S. Is that a real story? The way yer man is talking in the comments below makes it sound like it really happened to him...
Here is one I read that I thought was pretty good.
I'm not sure. I think the first part might be a real experience but I don't know how much of it is true. He seems to stop mentioning that it's reality in the last three or so parts so I'm guessing (hoping) that it's fake
Finished reading the whole thing and it was heavy stuff. I was close to tears myself at the end of "screens" and "friends". He developed the characters really well from their introduction till the end.
This guy really has a talent for writing gripping stories. That story would really make an amazing film or even an amazing novel.
Makes me want to start writing stories again but college keeps me wayy too occupied in these final years.
agreed! the best short story ive read in a while
If it's not rude to ask what sort of stories did you write? If you have any saved I'd love to read them!
They were good! Had planned on just reading the first one and leaving the rest till tomorrow but couldn't stop reading right till the end.
I'll be lying awake and listening to footsteps after reading that. Chilling stuff.
I wrote all sorts of **** but this was predominantly back in my school days. Mostly about running away from baddies who were out to kill you n stuff. The last story I wrote was for my leaving cert english exam.
I always loved writing stories and used to read a lot because back in those days cuz firstly I didn't have a computer to distract me and when I did get a computer, it was only a crappy laptop and I didn't spend much time on it.
Now I have a few good ideas and plots that I've developed for writing some stories/novel but due to college and my complete lack of creative writing skills, I haven't managed to actually write anything proper.
Anyway, if ye guys have more such stories I'ld love it if ye could post them cuz I really love reading stuff like this!
Just read these...
I will now be forcing myself to watch a film/programme after making some coffee, cause all i really want to do is fly to my bedroom, turn on all the lights, dive undercover and await the dawn!