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Congratulations to /u/hakunomiya for their winning story, A Sorcerer's Duty!
Because sometimes the scariest stories, are those that leave us to our imagination.
- /r/ShortScaryStoriesOOC for all SSS related discussion.
All stories must be kept short, with a maximum limit of 500 words and a minimum of three sentences. Use this link to check your post length before submitting.
Every story should be submitted in text form in the Reddit submission box. No linking to outside websites.
Out of character comments, supplemental materials, and non-story text belongs in the comment section. For example, asking for criticism, announcing this is your first story, or links to narrations of your story. This extends to story titles too.
Please assume everything you are about to read here contains a Trigger Warning, submitters should not use them as we find it could spoil the endings of some stories.
Stand alone stories only. No stories in multiple chapters or series. This means you cannot link to another story for reference, have multiple stories take place in the same setting, or following the same character. Titles are NOT excluded.
"Scary Stories" encompasses horror and thriller-type stories only. Elements of other genres are acceptable but the focus must be horror first and foremost.
Please keep in mind that things like pedophilia, rape, and over-the-top gore do not belong here. While it might be scary to you, things like that are not what this subreddit is about. Also, stories about losing a loved one, addiction, depression, and suicide belong in /r/ShortSadStories. We reserve the right to make removal decisions on these as Moderators.
Please tag stories with adult content as NSFW.
Users must wait 24 hours between posting stories.
Only submit one story per post.
Poor-quality stories will be removed. This includes stories with no punctuation or major grammatical errors. Please use your best judgement. We reserve the right to make these decisions as Moderators.
Politeness in your replies/comments is a must. Telling users to "fuck off" for disliking your submission is a no-no. Constructive comments are fine; use your best judgment.
Abuse of Moderators is not acceptable in any way.
Original works only. Stories must be submitted by the authors who wrote the story. Do not steal other users' stories. No fan-fiction allowed. Repeat offenses will result in a ban.
Linking to social media (Facebook, Twitter, Ect.), fundraising websites (Patreon, GoFundMe, ect.) and personal websites are NOT allowed. However, you MAY post a link to a personal subreddit or narrations of the posted story strictly in the Comment section.
Posts can be locked if controversial topics supersede/overtake discussion about the story. While commenting is encouraged, please remember, this isn't the place for arguments over religion, politics, or social issues.
We have a Zero Tolerance policy regarding bigotry and hate speech. Your intolerance and hatred is not welcome here and is likely to result in your being banned.
>### Other Things
- Official SSS YouTube Channel
- Want some longer stories? Try /r/NoSleep
- Shorter stories? /r/TwoSentenceHorror
- Want a variety of dark stories? /r/DarkTales
- How about creepy stalkers? /r/letsnotmeet
- Still not enough? /r/creepy
- Want more? /r/Scaredshitless
- Want even more? /r/I_am_the_first_one
- CAN'T STOP. /r/shortscifistories
- Need some terrible fun? /r/worststory
- Want some sad stories? /r/shortsadstories
- NOT MUCH TIME LEFT. /r/fearme
- Don't keep me in suspense. /r/libraryofshadows
- Classic Horror Discussions. /r/ClassicHorror
- A Slow Descent into Madness. /r/Lovecraft