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    54 140-Character Scary Stories That Will Give You Nightmares

    The last few are the scariest of all.

    We asked our followers to tweet us spooky Halloween stories in 140 characters or less. The results were spook-tacular...and terrifying.

    Can you tell a scary story in under 140 characters? Tweet your #TwitterGhostStory to enter to win 7 spooky books!

    PenguinTeen@PenguinTeenFollow

    Can you tell a scary story in under 140 characters? Tweet your #TwitterGhostStory to enter to win 7 spooky books!

    5:28 PM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    1. Some made us scared to look in the mirror...

    While brushing my teeth, I saw my reflection wink at me. #TwitterGhostStory

    The Cheap Reader@thecheapreaderFollow

    While brushing my teeth, I saw my reflection wink at me. #TwitterGhostStory

    12:11 PM - 27 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    2.

    @PenguinTeen #TwitterGhostStory She stares at the mirror and her reflection grins maliciously and blood runs down from her head.

    ambooker@ambookgirlFollow

    @PenguinTeen #TwitterGhostStory She stares at the mirror and her reflection grins maliciously and blood runs down from her head.

    9:45 PM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    3.

    @PenguinTeen She checked her lipstick in the mirror before leaving the room. Her reflection stayed and watched her go. #TwitterGhostStory

    esther@maradyingFollow

    @PenguinTeen She checked her lipstick in the mirror before leaving the room. Her reflection stayed and watched her go. #TwitterGhostStory

    4:52 PM - 27 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    4.

    My reflection got the scar the day before I did. Today, it's not there at all. #twitterghoststory

    Ryanne Kap@ryannekapFollow

    My reflection got the scar the day before I did. Today, it's not there at all. #twitterghoststory

    3:03 PM - 29 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    5.

    Try as she might to clean her mirror, she couldn't wipe away that second reflection. #twitterghoststory

    Patchwork Press@Patchwork_PressFollow

    Try as she might to clean her mirror, she couldn't wipe away that second reflection. #twitterghoststory

    4:56 PM - 29 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    6. sleep alone...

    @PenguinTeen Each night I sleep in the darkness under the bed and each night I pray I won't find a monster on top of it. #TwitterGhostStory

    Saracen BOO!@ChartreuseClaraFollow

    @PenguinTeen Each night I sleep in the darkness under the bed and each night I pray I won't find a monster on top of it.

    #TwitterGhostStory

    1:26 PM - 27 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    7.

    @PenguinTeen I roll over in bed as he reached his arms around me and lets out a deep sigh. I live alone. #TwitterGhostStory

    Leah Pohlman@leahpohlmanFollow

    @PenguinTeen I roll over in bed as he reached his arms around me and lets out a deep sigh. I live alone. #TwitterGhostStory

    1:34 PM - 27 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    8.

    She didn't mind them staying in her room. Really, it was the way they grabbed at her ankles when she climbed into bed. #twitterghoststory

    Patchwork Press@Patchwork_PressFollow

    She didn't mind them staying in her room. Really, it was the way they grabbed at her ankles when she climbed into bed. #twitterghoststory

    4:58 PM - 29 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    9.

    My heart pounds in my ears as I hide under the blanket. I can hear him standing there, breathing at the foot of my bed #TwitterGhostStory

    Kristina Juhl@krisjuhlFollow

    My heart pounds in my ears as I hide under the blanket. I can hear him standing there, breathing at the foot of my bed #TwitterGhostStory

    11:53 PM - 27 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    10.

    @PenguinTeen #TwitterGhostStory There was a picture in my phone of me sleeping. I live alone.

    Kara@CountryRoads35Follow

    @PenguinTeen #TwitterGhostStory There was a picture in my phone of me sleeping. I live alone.

    11:56 AM - 27 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    11. Or just be at home period.

    I placed my hand on the wall, the width of the scratches matched my fingers. I lived alone for years. I built this cabin. #TwitterGhostStory

    sams casino@samanda_bynesFollow

    I placed my hand on the wall, the width of the scratches matched my fingers. I lived alone for years. I built this cabin. #TwitterGhostStory

    10:14 AM - 28 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    12.

    "Spot, come out!" I called as I looked at the beady eye beneath my bed. I looked up to see Spot in my doorway. #twitterghoststory

    Grey@gf_shiverpassFollow

    "Spot, come out!" I called as I looked at the beady eye beneath my bed. I looked up to see Spot in my doorway. #twitterghoststory

    10:23 AM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    13.

    Home is where the heart is, and my heart is under your floorboards. #TwitterGhostStory

    Carol Goodman@C_GoodmaniaFollow

    Home is where the heart is, and my heart is under your floorboards. #TwitterGhostStory

    10:04 PM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    14.

    it was only 11 pm and her roomate was at a party, but when she sneezed she swore that someone said bless you #TwitterGhostStory

    spooky izzy@ehzoanetti98330Follow

    it was only 11 pm and her roomate was at a party, but when she sneezed she swore that someone said bless you #TwitterGhostStory

    8:26 PM - 27 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    15.

    There was a faint scratching sound at my wall. I thought it was my cat, but she was sitting on my lap. #TwitterGhostStory

    DegusLocke@DegusLockeFollow

    There was a faint scratching sound at my wall. I thought it was my cat, but she was sitting on my lap. #TwitterGhostStory

    5:59 PM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    16. Some rhymed...

    @PenguinTeen #TwitterGhostStory there once was a ghost named bob, he died after he ate rat infested corn on the cob, Hear him boo u die too!

    Phylicia P@PhyliciaSPFollow

    @PenguinTeen #TwitterGhostStory there once was a ghost named bob, he died after he ate rat infested corn on the cob, Hear him boo u die too!

    11:56 AM - 27 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    17.

    In the house the floorboards creak, mice squeak, and a girl gets freaked, so she lets out a shriek! But it's too late. #TwitterGhostStory

    Morgan@bookreader1689Follow

    In the house the floorboards creak, mice squeak, and a girl gets freaked, so she lets out a shriek!

    But it's too late.

    #TwitterGhostStory

    4:49 PM - 27 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    18.

    @PenguinTeen A crow crying several times to a wraith that roams at the dead of night with a cry to wake you in fright #TwitterGhostStory

    OurThoughtsPrecisely@OT_PreciselyFollow

    @PenguinTeen A crow crying several times to a wraith that roams at the dead of night with a cry to wake you in fright #TwitterGhostStory

    3:35 PM - 27 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    19.

    @PenguinTeen #TwitterGhostStory Under the stairs there was a creak. Under the floorboard I peaked. I looked up a different person, possessed

    Emily@bookskittensFollow

    @PenguinTeen #TwitterGhostStory Under the stairs there was a creak. Under the floorboard I peaked. I looked up a different person, possessed

    11:55 AM - 27 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    20. ...and some were too real.

    I checked my grades today. #TwitterGhostStory

    Adriana@EternalViolistFollow

    I checked my grades today. #TwitterGhostStory

    12:50 PM - 27 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    21.

    @PenguinTeen #TwitterGhostStory : the door opens and your mum enters and you suddenly remember all the chores you didn't do. 🎃👻

    ice queen@HER0NSHAWFollow

    @PenguinTeen #TwitterGhostStory : the door opens and your mum enters and you suddenly remember all the chores you didn't do.

    5:36 PM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    22.

    @PenguinTeen #TwitterGhostStory One time I thought I could have 4 kids and still have extra money laying around...I WAS WRONG! Dun Dun Dun!

    Amber Krueger@AmbsKregsFollow

    @PenguinTeen #TwitterGhostStory One time I thought I could have 4 kids and still have extra money laying around...I WAS WRONG! Dun Dun Dun!

    10:22 AM - 28 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    23.

    #TwitterGhostStory men are still more dominant in our society in 20 years #feminism #YesAllWomen

    Emma Mask@HalfAliveCatFollow

    #TwitterGhostStory men are still more dominant in our society in 20 years #feminism #YesAllWomen

    6:37 PM - 27 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    24.

    @PenguinTeen #TwitterGhostStory College tuition.

    Maggie Sherwood@catforshoesFollow

    @PenguinTeen #TwitterGhostStory College tuition.

    8:09 PM - 27 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    25.

    #TwitterGhostStory Two kids got up, got dressed, ate breakfast and went to school without their mother yelling at them to hurry up. Spooky!

    Carla@Carla_CloutierFollow

    #TwitterGhostStory Two kids got up, got dressed, ate breakfast and went to school without their mother yelling at them to hurry up. Spooky!

    9:38 AM - 28 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    26.

    .@PenguinTeen 7 day work weeks. For the Post Office. #TwitterGhostStory

    Dead Tossed Vivien@deadtossedwavesFollow

    .@PenguinTeen 7 day work weeks. For the Post Office. #TwitterGhostStory

    2:45 PM - 27 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    27.

    @PenguinTeen It's time to start paying back student loans. #TwitterGhostStory

    haley@softballhal100Follow

    @PenguinTeen It's time to start paying back student loans. #TwitterGhostStory

    7:46 PM - 27 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    28. Our authors got into the spirit.

    Scratch! Scratch! Scratch! Where was the noise coming from? Tom put his hand to his head and felt the claw poking out. #TwitterGhostStory

    Sally Green@Sa11eGreenFollow

    Scratch! Scratch! Scratch!

    Where was the noise coming from?

    Tom put his hand to his head and felt the claw poking out.

    #TwitterGhostStory

    1:50 PM - 31 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    29.

    Wind rattles the panes, but not a breath stirs the icy night. Written on the glass: Let me in. #TwitterGhostStory

    Carol Goodman@C_GoodmaniaFollow

    Wind rattles the panes, but not a breath stirs the icy night. Written on the glass: Let me in. #TwitterGhostStory

    7:03 AM - 31 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    30.

    Years after the crash she'll appear at your screen door at 2AM. Saying her flight's delayed, can she use your phone? #TwitterGhostStory

    Witchy McCryptkeeper@Wendy_McFollow

    Years after the crash she'll appear at your screen door at 2AM. Saying her flight's delayed, can she use your phone? #TwitterGhostStory

    10:20 AM - 31 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    31.

    UGH. It was one of those mornings. Doreen just hated waking up on the wrong side of the cemetery. #TwitterGhostStory

    Bloodia Fang@LydiaYKangFollow

    UGH. It was one of those mornings. Doreen just hated waking up on the wrong side of the cemetery. #TwitterGhostStory

    12:25 PM - 31 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    32.

    The ghost is hungry. It creeps to the crib. But the baby’s eyes are open, red as blood. “Come closer,” the baby hisses. #TwitterGhostStory

    Sabaa Tahir@sabaatahirFollow

    The ghost is hungry. It creeps to the crib. But the babys eyes are open, red as blood. Come closer, the baby hisses. #TwitterGhostStory

    12:03 PM - 31 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    33.

    Everywhere I went, you were there beside me. It's hard to date when the ghost of your grandma is watching. #TwitterGhostStory @PenguinTeen

    Jill Santopolo@JillSantopoloFollow

    Everywhere I went, you were there beside me. It's hard to date when the ghost of your grandma is watching. #TwitterGhostStory @PenguinTeen

    9:36 AM - 29 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    34.

    "There’s a dead body in the ravine." He grabbed my hand, squeezed. "How do you know?" "It’s mine,” he said. @PenguinTeen #TwitterGhostStory

    Arsenic G. Tucholke@nightowlauthorFollow

    "Theres a dead body in the ravine." He grabbed my hand, squeezed.
    "How do you know?"
    "Its mine, he said.
    @PenguinTeen #TwitterGhostStory

    2:13 PM - 31 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    35.

    "The baby's gone," my sister whispered. "Then what's in the crib?" I replied. #TwitterGhostStory

    Saundra MitcHELL@SaundraMitchellFollow

    "The baby's gone," my sister whispered. "Then what's in the crib?" I replied. #TwitterGhostStory

    5:33 PM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    36.

    Car behind you flashes high beams. You check the rear mirror & see the reflection of a man holding a hook in backseat. #TwitterGhostStory

    Danielle Vega@dvegabooksFollow

    Car behind you flashes high beams. You check the rear mirror & see the reflection of a man holding a hook in backseat. #TwitterGhostStory

    1:05 PM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    37.

    The changeling called "Ghost of blood, Ghost of bone, Ghost of marrow to me atone!' Three shadows crawled from the tomb. #TwitterGhostStory

    L Halse Anderson@halseandersonFollow

    The changeling called "Ghost of blood, Ghost of bone, Ghost of marrow to me atone!' Three shadows crawled from the tomb. #TwitterGhostStory

    5:38 PM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    38.

    Besides, the scariest story I can think of would be an alternate universe where the VA series ends with Shadow Kiss. #TwitterGhostStory

    Richelle Mead@RichelleMeadFollow

    Besides, the scariest story I can think of would be an alternate universe where the VA series ends with Shadow Kiss. #TwitterGhostStory

    6:44 PM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    39.

    "Back in the day," the old ghost said, "it was easy to scare a person. Now it's too hard to compete with the headlines."#TwitterGhostStory

    joan bauer@joan_bauerFollow

    "Back in the day," the old ghost said, "it was easy to scare a person. Now it's too hard to compete with the headlines."#TwitterGhostStory

    8:35 AM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    40.

    She finally followed me on twitter, the day after her funeral. A week later she's following me offline too. #TwitterGhostStory

    Alexander London@ca_londonFollow

    She finally followed me on twitter, the day after her funeral. A week later she's following me offline too. #TwitterGhostStory

    12:20 PM - 31 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    41.

    The house is splintered and creaky. The walls whisper, “Get out!” The floors groan, “Too late.” The door slams behind me. #TwitterGhostStory

    Elle Cosimano@ElleCosimanoFollow

    The house is splintered and creaky. The walls whisper, Get out! The floors groan, Too late. The door slams behind me. #TwitterGhostStory

    12:49 PM - 31 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    42. Some left us wanting more...

    #TwitterGhostStory darkness surrounded me, captured me whole.When my eyes closed, the last thing I saw was the knife in his hand come down

    Caitlin @Clato_BrallieFollow

    #TwitterGhostStory darkness surrounded me, captured me whole.When my eyes closed, the last thing I saw was the knife in his hand come down

    5:35 PM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    43.

    In the shadows of a temple's ruins, a girl traces her image in a stained altar & blood of ages past spark to rage inside #TwitterGhostStory

    Susan Sipal@HP4WritersFollow

    In the shadows of a temple's ruins, a girl traces her image in a stained altar & blood of ages past spark to rage inside #TwitterGhostStory

    2:43 PM - 27 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    44.

    Oozy blood drips on my face,I look up to see a strange head hanging above me. I feel a note hit me it reads "you're next"#TwitterGhostStory

    Claire Bradbury@ClaireBradbury_Follow

    Oozy blood drips on my face,I look up to see a strange head hanging above me. I feel a note hit me it reads "you're next"#TwitterGhostStory

    8:45 AM - 31 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    45.

    The ghost left a jigsaw piece every night until the puzzle was complete. The picture was of our house...it was on fire. #TwitterGhostStory

    The Robot Lady@DeborahInstallFollow

    The ghost left a jigsaw piece every night until the puzzle was complete. The picture was of our house...it was on fire. #TwitterGhostStory

    9:03 AM - 28 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    46.

    #TwitterGhostStory Final nail. Noone can hear me scream. I drag my nails across the wood desperately searching for a way out.

    Cheryl@cherylmageeFollow

    #TwitterGhostStory Final nail. Noone can hear me scream. I drag my nails across the wood desperately searching for a way out.

    9:51 AM - 28 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    47.

    Pounding drums pulled the shaman from the darkest realm. His rooster's crow rattled a warning...he'd not returned alone. #TwitterGhostStory

    Susan Sipal@HP4WritersFollow

    Pounding drums pulled the shaman from the darkest realm. His rooster's crow rattled a warning...he'd not returned alone. #TwitterGhostStory

    9:36 AM - 28 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    48.

    He's soaking wet, though the lake dried up years ago. Clammy grip, algae-crusted smile. "Just one swim." #TwitterGhostStory

    Lisa Pere@LLPereFollow

    He's soaking wet, though the lake dried up years ago. Clammy grip, algae-crusted smile. "Just one swim." #TwitterGhostStory

    6:13 PM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    49. ...but the scariest were these!

    @PenguinTeen #TwitterGhostStory When reading my eyesight turned black. I blinked but my sight didn't return, causing me to never read again

    ReadWriteLove28@ReadWriteLove28Follow

    @PenguinTeen #TwitterGhostStory When reading my eyesight turned black. I blinked but my sight didn't return, causing me to never read again

    3:34 PM - 27 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    50.

    She went to the library looking for a pal but the shelves were empty. Ghost books; only ghosts have access. Die to read? #TwitterGhostStory

    Deanna@Deanna394Follow

    She went to the library looking for a pal but the shelves were empty. Ghost books; only ghosts have access. Die to read? #TwitterGhostStory

    10:25 AM - 28 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    51.

    #TwitterGhostStory 1 stormy night I discovered the power out whispers & strange foot steps & I rounded the corner & all my books were gone.

    A Reading Nurse @AsatoorianFollow

    #TwitterGhostStory 1 stormy night I discovered the power out whispers & strange foot steps & I rounded the corner & all my books were gone.

    3:55 PM - 27 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    52.

    The shelves were empty, filled with nothing but dust. "Where did the books go?" I ask. They respond, "What's a book?" #TwitterGhostStory

    Goblin Queen Rachel@RachelllRaeeeFollow

    The shelves were empty, filled with nothing but dust. "Where did the books go?" I ask. They respond, "What's a book?" #TwitterGhostStory

    6:01 PM - 29 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    53.

    @PenguinTeen I finished my book and the next one in the series didn't have a release date!!!! The horror!!!! #TwitterGhostStory

    denise@bittersweetmessFollow

    @PenguinTeen I finished my book and the next one in the series didn't have a release date!!!! The horror!!!! #TwitterGhostStory

    10:18 AM - 28 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    54.

    @PenguinTeen As the light faded all I could think about was: "Please, I can't leave my books behind." #TwitterGhostStory

    Marte Knutsen@MSKBooksFollow

    @PenguinTeen As the light faded all I could think about was: "Please, I can't leave my books behind." #TwitterGhostStory

    4:30 PM - 27 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Hope we don't get nightmares! Happy Halloween!