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19 Short Stories That People Claim Are the Most Disturbing Ever Written

"We recently asked members of our BuzzFeed Community, "What is the scariest and/or most disturbing short story you've ever read?" and they did not disappoint. Here are just a few of the short stories that are guaranteed to give you nightmares in 100 pages or less"
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The Lottery (Shirley Jackson)
The Lottery (Shirley Jackson)
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The Cask of Amontillado (Edgar Allan Poe)
The Cask of Amontillado (Edgar Allan Poe)
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Harold (Alvin Schwartz)
Harold (Alvin Schwartz)
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"Skullpocket" From Wounds: Six Stories From the Border of Hell (Nathan Ballingrud)
"Skullpocket" From Wounds: Six Stories From the Border of Hell (Nathan Ballingrud)
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Snow, Glass, Apples (Neil Gaiman & Colleen Doran)
Snow, Glass, Apples (Neil Gaiman & Colleen Doran)
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The Demon Lover (Elizabeth Bowen)
The Demon Lover (Elizabeth Bowen)
7
A Good Man Is Hard to Find (Flannery O'Connor)
A Good Man Is Hard to Find (Flannery O'Connor)
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The Most Dangerous Game (Connell)
The Most Dangerous Game (Connell)
9
The Yellow Wallpaper (Charlotte Perkins Gilman)
The Yellow Wallpaper (Charlotte Perkins Gilman)
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The Frolic (Thomas Ligotti)
The Frolic (Thomas Ligotti)
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"The Landlady" (Roald Dahl)
"The Landlady" (Roald Dahl)
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"Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut
"Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut
13
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? by Joyce Carol Oates
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? by Joyce Carol Oates
14
The Monkey's Paw (W. W. Jacobs)
The Monkey's Paw (W. W. Jacobs)
15
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream, by Harlan Ellison
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream, by Harlan Ellison
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The Pear-Shaped Man (George R.R.Martin)
The Pear-Shaped Man (George R.R.Martin)
17
Serial (Jack Kilborn, Blake Crouch)
Serial (Jack Kilborn, Blake Crouch)
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The Veldt by Ray Bradbury
The Veldt by Ray Bradbury
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"Guts" From Haunted (Chuck Palahniuk)
"Guts" From Haunted (Chuck Palahniuk)
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