The Backyard

The Backyard is a scary story by David8343 about a young boy who sees something terrifying in his garden one night.


His parents had just moved to a new house in the suburbs. Billy was eager to move in and get his own room. He picked the bedroom with the big window that looked out onto the backyard.

The family quickly got their stuff moved in and then went to bed. The first night that Billy slept in that room, something very strange happened. In the middle of the night, Billy was awoken by strange moans and screams. They seemed to be coming from outside. Billy shouted for his parents and a few seconds later, they burst into his room.

“What’s wrong?” asked his father, anxiously.

“There’s something in the backyard!” Billy exclaimed.

His parents checked and found nothing. They reassured Billy that there was nothing there and sent him back to bed.

The next night, Billy heard the noises again. This time they were louder. Billy got the courage to look outside. As he peeked through the curtains, he saw three shadowy figures standing in the backyard. They were glaring back at him with glowing red eyes. The figures seemed to point at him as they moved closer to his window.

Billy rushed into his parents’ room and woke them up. He told them about the figures outside, but when they got up to look, the figures were nowhere to be seen. His parents told him that he must have been dreaming and he reluctantly went back to bed.

The next night, he heard the noises outside his window again. When he turned over in bed, he was horrified to see a bony, skeletal face staring in at him through the window. In one hand, it held a long sharp knife. It was scratching at the window with its other hand.

Trembling with fear, Billy quickly put his head under the covers. When the scratching finally stopped, Billy jumped out of bed and cautiously peeked out through the curtains. The three figures had disappeared. Instead, there appeared to be three freshly-dug holes in the backyard.

The next morning, Billy’s parents decided to call the police to try to make sense of what had happened the night before.

The police informed them that, years before, three psychopaths had escaped from the local insane asylum. They had gone on a rampage, killing anyone they came across and terrorizing the whole town. The previous owner of the house had caught the crazed psychopaths trying to break into his house through the bedroom window. He killed the psychopaths and buried their bodies in the backyard. The police said that the three bodies were still buried there.


  1. starfire says

    The part where the skeletal figure was scracthing his bedroom window with a knife scared me a little bit

  2. vampirejade666 says

    Weird dave3843 u did a good job u should write more And i like ur name good thinking ghostgirl666

  3. Moon says

    Finally! The previous owner of the house was able to use his logic and defended his life.
    And would you look at that, he’s not dead!

  4. kpopon says

    I would like to talk to whoever talked them into buying this house!!!

  5. xXPhantomFangWolfXx says

    A bit creepy, but the plot could have been a bit more elaborate. Why do the parents never believe the kid?

  6. imgianna says

    Aaaaw damn! One of my stories ain’t even posted. >:( No offense, I didn’t like the atory much, although the ending was like “OMFG”. Anyway, I prefer the other users’ stories. I hope soon… Soon… Soon… SFK’ll be posting my stories :’)

  7. Dead Girl XXx says

    @ xXDeadBoy16Xx Yeah even i didnt know what the hell was happening until the end! XD

  8. hahaitsme says

    I like this one, it’s got that element of horror,but it doesn’t have that cliche ending that everyone can see from a mile away (the kid dying). It leaves the ending open for speculation; the reader can supply their own climax and resolution.

    That being said… I think this site needs a new addition: a story with my long-standing obsession, Jeff the Killer. Please?

  9. Jinx says

    @101horrorgirl101 …What’s not to get? Three psychopaths were killed and buried outside the house. And now they haunt the house. And that be the story.

  10. killerkat101 says

    Good story but I thought that the shadows were going to kill him,.but not really scary

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