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Initial post: Dec 1, 2012 11:22:44 AM PST
Reed Beebe says:
I wanted to write the shortest horror story ever written. My understanding is that this honor is currently credited to Fredric Brown's "Knock". Published in a 1948 issue of Thrilling Wonder Stories, the horror story consists of two sentences totaling seventeen words - "The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door..." My sixteen word horror story "Maze" was published in Issue 4 of the horror webzine Inner Sins. Have I set a new record, or is there a shorter published horror story?

Posted on Dec 1, 2012 11:44:47 AM PST
Well done Reed Beede! Although I'm gonna write an even shorter horror story! And here it is:

BOO!

The End.

Awww...... I'm only joking ;) 'boo' is not a story its just a word, well actually it is more of a sound then a word! Good luck with your new record RB! :)

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 12:29:32 PM PST
Nick Jones says:
Not published, but here's mine:

You are going to die.

Actually, I plan on expanding that, but in a way it does stand on it's own.

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 12:37:04 PM PST
That is pretty scary Nick! :)

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 12:46:26 PM PST
AH!

Posted on Dec 9, 2012 5:51:15 AM PST
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Posted on Dec 9, 2012 5:53:11 AM PST
Steerforth says:
Who's that standing behind you?

Posted on Dec 17, 2012 10:09:59 PM PST
Brad Cain says:
It's here...

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 2:22:10 PM PST
Dingfelder says:
My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 3:31:45 PM PST
Nick Jones says:
"What was--."

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 3:39:08 PM PST
Dingfelder says:
Oops.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 8:03:54 AM PST
KinksRock says:
One of the best lines from "The Bang Bang Theory" was when Sheldon said: "O deity whose existence I doubt, why hast thou forsaken me?"

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 8:23:38 AM PST
LOL! That made me giggle, Kinks.

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 8:43:46 AM PST
Eric Gignac says:
I found this and thought it might be relevant:

Short Stories by Science Fiction Writers

Failed SAT. Lost scholarship. Invented rocket.
- William Shatner

Computer, did we bring batteries? Computer?
- Eileen Gunn

Vacuum collision. Orbits diverge. Farewell, love.
- David Brin

Gown removed carelessly. Head, less so.
- Joss Whedon

Automobile warranty expires. So does engine.
- Stan Lee

Machine. Unexpectedly, I'd invented a time
- Alan Moore

Longed for him. Got him. Shit.
- Margaret Atwood

His penis snapped off; he's pregnant!
- Rudy Rucker

From torched skyscrapers, men grew wings.
- Gregory Maguire

Internet "wakes up?" Ridicu -
no carrier.
- Charles Stross

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 8:57:24 AM PST
KinksRock says:
I LMAO'ed off when I heard it. Sheldon called the police when someone hacked into his video game and stole his digital treasure.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 9:00:38 AM PST
Too funny, Kinks!

Hey, Eric! Those were pretty funny, thanks for posting!
I really like the Joss Whedon and Margaret Atwood ones. :)
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