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Short Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

By MaheenPublished 3 months ago 3 min read
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It was a dark and stormy night, and Emma was driving home from her friend's house after a long day. As she drove down the deserted road, she couldn't shake the feeling that she was being watched.

Suddenly, her car sputtered and came to a halt. Emma's heart sank as she realized she was stranded in the middle of nowhere, with no phone signal and no idea where she was. She got out of her car and looked around, but all she could see was a thick fog that seemed to be closing in around her.

As she stood there, she heard a faint sound coming from the distance. It sounded like footsteps. Emma's heart started to race as she realized she was not alone. She turned to run back to her car, but it was too late. A dark figure appeared out of the fog and grabbed her from behind.

Emma screamed, but no one came to her aid. She struggled to get away, but the figure was too strong. It dragged her into the darkness, and she felt herself being pushed down into a deep, dark hole.

As Emma tumbled down the hole, she heard whispers all around her. The voices were menacing, and she realized with horror that she was not alone down there. The hole seemed to go on forever, and the voices grew louder and louder.

Finally, Emma hit the bottom of the hole, and the whispers stopped. She lay there for what felt like hours, too terrified to move. Then, she heard a sound that made her blood run cold. It was the sound of something dragging itself across the ground towards her.

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Emma tried to run, but her legs wouldn't move. She was paralyzed with fear as the thing got closer and closer. Then, she saw it. A grotesque creature, with pale skin and sunken eyes, crawled towards her.

Emma tried to scream, but no sound came out. The creature reached out with its long, bony fingers and grabbed her. Emma knew she was going to die, and she closed her eyes, waiting for the end.

When Emma woke up, she was lying on the side of the road, with her car parked next to her. She was covered in dirt and sweat, and her heart was racing. She looked around, but there was no sign of the hole or the creature.

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Emma got into her car and drove away, Emma tried to run, but her legs wouldn't move. The man got closer and closer, and she realized with horror that he was holding a rusty knife. The man lunged at her, and Emma screamed.

When Emma woke up, she was lying in a hospital bed, surrounded by doctors and nurses. She had been in a terrible car accident, and had been in a coma for weeks. The doctors told her that she was lucky to be alive.

As Emma recovered, she couldn't shake the feeling that something was off. She had vivid nightmares about the twisted trees, the rusted car, and the man with the knife. She started to wonder if what she had experienced was real, or if it was all in her head.

One day, Emma received a package in the mail. It was a letter from the man who had caused her accident, with a picture of himself and a note that read: "I'll be seeing you soon." Emma realized with horror that her nightmare was far from over.

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