Tuesday 13 August 2013

The Shortest Horror Story Ever Told

High above the sleeping city, I stood on the skyscraper’s window ledge, trying to nerve myself to jump. Finally, unable to wait any longer, I leaned forward and let myself fall into space.

And that was when I heard a voice in my ear, a horrible, ancient voice, whispering. 

“Welcome...welcome,” it said. “I’ve been waiting so long for you.”

When I hit the street below, I know I’ll see its face.


  1. Good! There's a horror writer named Thomas Ligotti who offered this as the shortest in horror:

    "A man awakes in the darkness and reaches over for his eyeglasses on the nightstand. The eyeglasses are placed in his hand."

    Yours hints at more intriguing elements!


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