Short Stories

Quick & Creepy Fiction

Nothing In The Dark

“You’re not supposed to be here!” The old man yelled out into the darkness, staring wildly into the woods behind his house. But the only reply was the sound of the wind blowing gently through the trees. Regardless, the old man chambered a shot in his rifle and prepared to step off the back porch. “Grandpa?” A younger man said, poking his head outside to see his grandfather with a rifle heading towards the dark woods. “Grandpa!” He ran towards him and managed to pull the rifle from his grandfather’s hands. Carefully, he started leading him back into the house, back to bed. “There’s nothing out there,” the young man said as he turned to look into the darkness. But instead of the comforting sight of the branches swaying in the wind, he caught a glimpse of a tall humanoid figure with dangling arms and two pale, glowing eyes standing at the edge of the woods, just before it disappeared into the dark.