Reddit has something for everyone, including those people that like to read short(ish) stories that reveal the horrifying depth of madness hiding in the minds of talented writers. The sub-reddit is called /nosleep and there you can find short stories, epic tales spread over several posts, and longer one-off stories. I’ve been reading a lot of them lately and I have collected some of the most disturbing of the bunch.
Keep in mind that many of these deal with triggering events, like child abuse, suicide, or rape. Also, everything in /nosleep is real. You’re welcome?
Feed the Pig by Elias_Witherow
This is a devastating, descriptive, and horrifying look at a place that isn’t Heaven, Hell, or Purgatory. It’s a place where only certain people go after they die so that they might make one last choice.
A Campfire Story by vital_dual
A camp counselor tells a tale of First Nations migration after spying mysterious lights on a cliff.
Third Parent by Elias_Witherow
A family welcomes a strange visitor into their lives, keeping a tradition alive.
Uncle Gerry’s Family Fun Zone by Red_Grin
A man’s foray into gathering personal stories via interview shines a light on his friends’ life-changing high school experience.
Clown Sightings in the South by SkepticalBaby
If Anyone Asks by iia
An old farmer reminisces about his late wife.
Fertility Treatments by iia
Don’t ever let anyone tell you what you can or cannot do.
Remember, nothing is ever really free.