This contest is now closed.

Congratulations to Eliza Concepcion!

It’s back. The Scary Story Contest!

Comment on this post with your best two-sentence scary story.


  • Cannot be longer or shorter than two sentences.
  • Must be school appropriate.
  • Students must log-in to comment (make sure your username reflects your first/last name)

Winner will be chosen by the staff of the Southwest Shadow. Entries will close on Oct. 30 at 11:59 p.m.

Prize: Two tickets to Nitro Circus on Nov. 21

  • Keren Jean-Charles

    She goes down into the basement and the door mysteriously shuts, though she is home alone.
    Suddenly, someone breathes down her neck with the desperation of a rat scurrying out of a light.

  • A boy asks a girl out to homecoming. She says no and the boy goes onto become a K-pop star and releases an album called “Heartbreaker” dedicated to her.

  • Eki_Wibowo

    A child’s laughter must be amazing to hear. Unless its 12 in the morning and you live in the middle of no where by yourself.

  • Aaron Sahibjohn

    I saw the candle on the small table next to me, go out when I was watching a scary movie on the couch. The thing was, there were no windows open, the a/c wasn’t on, and I was the only one home.

  • Mikayla Cabildo

    A boy tries to flirt with me. He shows me a John Cena meme and tells me he plays League of Legends.

  • Tatsiana Vazquez

    I asked my little sister to please stop crying because she’s keeping me awake. I just then remembered she died exactly one year ago.

  • Kiana Qian

    You open the fridge. It’s empty.

  • Eliza Concepcion

    I’m alone in a darkened house asking myself, “I wonder if anyone can hear me when I’m talking to myself.” “Of course we can” he said, “we all can.”

  • Amatullah Aman

    College letters come in.
    You didn’t get accepted.