Scary Paranormal Stories & Short Horror Microfiction

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A young woman on her way to town broke her journey by staying with friends at an old manor house. Her bedroom looked out to the carriage sweep at the front door. It was a moonlit night, and she found it difficult to sleep. As the clock outside her bedroom door struck 12, she heard the noise of horses’ hooves on the gravel outside, and the sound of wheels.

She got up and went over to the window to see who could be arriving at that time of night. The moonlight was very bright, and she saw a hearse drive up to the door. It hadn’t a coffin in it; instead it was crowded with people. The coachman sat high up on the box: as he came opposite the window he drew up and turned his head. His face terrified her, and he said in a distinct voice, “There’s room for one more.”

She drew the curtain, ran back to bed, and covered her head with the bedclothes. In the morning she was not quite sure whether it had been a dream, or whether she had really got out of bed and seen the hearse, but she was glad to go up to town and leave the old house behind her.

She was shopping in a big store which had an elevator in it — an up-to-date thing at that time. She was on the top floor, and went to the elevator to go down. It was rather crowded, but as she came up to it, the elevator operator turned his head and said, “There’s room for one more.”

It was the face of the coachman of the hearse. “No, thank you,” said the girl. “I’ll walk down.” She turned away, the elevator doors clanged, there was a terrible rush and screaming and shouting, and then a great clatter and thud. The elevator had fallen and every soul in it was killed.

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  • Shuriken

    And thus, the elevator to hell stereotype was born.

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    • leV-Lee

      Do you mean cliche? (sorry Don’t know how to type those special letters on an ipad)

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  • pastalover

    Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark FTW. :)

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    • Endoplasmic Reticulum

      Yea I read that book and was expecting the story to be like the original, but the author just went out and copied it completely.

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    • Mandy

      Gotta love Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. *has read every book and is forever alone*

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      • Raven

        Same here. *high five*

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      • Evan

        Me too. XD

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        • little miss black cat

          Heck yea hive five :D * hive fives phone screen.*

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  • Sinfulskitz

    this pasta was okie, nothing to get excited about.

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  • DavidPhamTheFastBastard

    I’ve read this so many times in so many books that it has become cliche….0.5/10

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  • FCF

    ok, so she knows she shouldnt get in wen she hears that :) yey

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  • lol

    fuck yeah

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  • Shuleeps

    Lame ?

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  • Jen

    This is pretty much a carbon-copy of a pretty well known ghost story. :/

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  • http://www.dylanangladamusic.com Dylan

    *sigh* -_-
    Old pasta is old.

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  • Candlejack

    Cliched story, although it does have a nice modern twist

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  • Miss Murder

    Found it more cute then creepy.

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  • Anonymous

    Read it so many times in so many books that it doesn’t still deserve the same score it got back then; so, instead, you give it a ridiculously low score?

    An average rating is an average rating for a story, regardless of age. You, sir, fail at giving good feedback.

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  • Mreee

    I seem to remember the original version of this being better…

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  • Rais

    Heard this one b4. Come up with some new ones, will you please?

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  • It’s a Secret

    I only read the last two paragraphs.

    Then I lol’d my self to the kitchen and got some food.

    :]

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  • Beau Manon

    Yes, I’m fairly certain I’ve read this multiple times in that ‘Scary Stories to Read in the Dark’ series.

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  • [Morbid]

    Seen it too many times before. All I had to do was read the first line and I knew what it was.

    *sigh*

    Why do we have stories like this when I can’t even get them to put MY story up? Rah.

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  • Anonymous

    Okay, lets pretend that I havent heard this a million times:
    It IS kinda creepy, but you youreslf see no threat, making it not very scary….

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  • Cthulhu

    SStTinD rocks!

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  • ShavenYetipants

    I read scary stories to tell in the dark as a child too, except the protagonist in the original is a dude

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  • Anonymous

    The story is told wrong. In the real one, the subject was a male in his office building, who had saw the coachman driving a hearse the day before. He sees the aforementioned coachman at his office the next day, in a packed elevator, saying there’s room for one more. The man declines, and gets on the next elevator, which crashes and kills everyone on board.

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  • Shan.

    I’ve read this in a book.

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  • Tezmara

    I was really hoping when I clicked on “There’s Room For One More” in my RSS feed that it wouldn’t be this… but it was…
    I am just so tired of this story because I’ve read it soo many times
    Too classic, I’m sorry

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  • Miss.Anon

    This is a “Twilight Zone” episode. And in so many childrens scary story books its just sad.

    .0002/10

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  • Master Kenobi

    So the question is, did the Twilight Zone episode where this story was featured (in the form of an airplane accident) come before this, or after?

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