Button Button

Button Button is a scary story about a husband and wife who are offered the chance to win a million dollars. All they have to do is press the button on a mysterious box. This story is based on an old episode of The Twilight Zone.

Button Button

A husband and wife were at home one evening when they heard a knock on the door. When they went to answer it, there was a strange gentleman standing on the doorstep. He was dressed in an expensive black suit and he was holding a large briefcase.

“I wonder if I might have a few moments of your time?” he said.

Assuming he was a travelling salesman they invited him in.

The gentleman placed his briefcase down on the kitchen table and took something out. It was a box with a single red button on the top. He handed the box to the husband and wife.

“Today is your luck day,” he said in a calm tone. “You have an opportunity to become rich beyond your wildest imagination.
“If you press this button, you will receive $1 million dollars in cash. There is just one catch. Someone you don’t know will die.”

Saying that, the gentleman opened his briefcase and showed them the stacks of money inside.

The gentleman told them he would return the next day to collect the box.

After he left, the husband and wife discussed the box. They argued for hours. Eventually, they decided to press the button.

Nothing happened.

The next day, the gentleman came back. He took the box and in exchange, he gave them $1,000,000.

As he was about to leave, the husband asked, “Did someone really die?”

“Of course,” the gentleman replied. “It happened last night. In a distant place. Someone you don’t know died.”

The husband felt guilty. His conscience was eating at him.

“One more question,” he said.

“Yes, what do you want to know?” said the gentleman.

“What are you going to do with the box now?”

The gentleman smiled and said, “I’m going to give it to someone who doesn’t know you.”

Comments

  1. lovevamps7 says

    The last line was the best… So he took the money, killed people and then re-took the money to kill someone else… Creative murderer

  2. xXxGrrrrRawrxXx says

    Haven’t watched the twilight zone in forever…or tales from the dark side.

  3. Username_Invalid says

    Will that mean that if I die some day, someone might have pressed the button ? Just joking. : P

  4. DarkRosee says

    That only grin/smile I can think of at this point, is the ear to ear grin from the story “Evil Grin”… The image is burned my memory.. #scarredforlife

  5. sonieck says

    This story is written by Richard Matheson. Then in 1986, the Twilight Zone did an episode of it. And recently in 2009, Richard Kelly made a movie “The Box” staring Cameron Diaz and James Marsden

  6. PurpleGirlTheHorrorFan says

    I like the story…I think I read a story like this on this website. 6 out of ten red buttons. Buts it still a good story! :)

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