Child’s Eyes

Child’s Eyes is a very short tale of horror about the things that lurk in the dark. The things that adults can’t see.

Child's Eyes

Through the eyes of a child, the world is very different. Every child has a fear of what is lurking under their bed. They fear what is hiding in the closet or peeping in at them through the little crack in a door that’s standing ajar.

A doctor would tell you that children are much more perceptive than adults. Their eyes are able to see the things that an adult’s eyes cannot see. When you grow up, you become blind to the dangers that creep and crawl through the darkness. Children can see what is truly there. They see the monsters.

If you were to look, for just one night, through a child’s eyes, you would know what true fear really is. If you were able to see again the things you only dimly remember from your childhood, imagine how terrifying that would be. Can you remember those sleepless nights, burrowing under your covers, shaking and shivering in the darkness, afraid to move, afraid to make a sound, afraid to breathe?

Those are the nights that adults forget. The nights when you would cover yourself completely with your blankets, so that the monsters couldn’t see you. The nights when you would hold your breath, so the monsters couldn’t hear you. The nights when you would lie as still as possible, so you wouldn’t attract their attention. I know you remember those nights.

The only thing that would protect you was light. Bright light. You slept with the light on. That made it safe. That meant they couldn’t get you.

Teenagers are caught in the middle. They still sense that something is there in the darkness, but they try to convince themselves it’s just their imagination. They’re embarrassed to sleep with the light on. Teenagers have forgotten that light is the only thing that can keep them away.

While you’re sitting there in front of your computer, do you think that the light from your monitor will be enough to keep them away?

Sorry. It’s not.

Now look behind you with a child’s eyes and try not to scream.


  1. creepygirl says

    to be honest i am 13 and still have childs eyes i am very afraid of the dark i still have those nights when i am plunged to darkness i hide under covers and feel like someone or somethings watching me. i dare not to move. onee day when i was sleeping i woke up with a jerk and that was the first time i had the worst feeling of someone watching me i was afraid to scream then something more terrible happened something brushed through my hand i just kind of got paralized in the morning my hand had a bruise. it takees much imagination and skills to write such stories. i give it 8.6 out of 10 chocolates

  2. SweetBlood says

    I’m 11 and I turned around to see……..dun dun duuuhhhh…..
    MY CUSIONS AND PILLOWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    lol ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ˜š

  3. FAN OF SFK says

    I look behind and saw………………….. My mother eating her sandwich LOL ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  4. Crystal says

    After finishing the story I looked behind me and saw…
    myself, sitting on the computer chair like me and staring at me! Then, I realized it was my wall-mirror…
    A truly terrifying experience for those 2 seconds…I will never forget this.

  5. Princess Of The Dead says

    I looked behind and saw… THE COUCH IM LYING ON… big deal… wait whats that… AAH! THE DRESSER THAT IS AGAINST THE WALL! OMG IM HEARING NOISES ITS A MONSTER… nop just my cat. What a scary experience ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  6. Paranormal Girl says

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhh! The back of a sofa! So terrifying! MUMMMMMMMMMMMYYYYYYYYYYYYY!

    No joke, when I was reading this I saw a figure in white staring at me with torn clothes! At the edge of the door frame!

  7. keersyn132 says

    some times sleeping with the lights makes it worse, if its like a tv or night light, cause then the room has parts that are not lit, and you worry thats where they are waiting….

    sorry just a thought

  8. Jarin Sanzana says

    I turned around to see… on the right my bathroom door… edge of my bed on the left… the bed board behind and other edge of my bed in front… ;D ;D XD HORRIFYING!!XD


    I turned around…..i saw her…she saw me…our eyes met….she was closing towards me….i was nervous…she had a grin on her face…..then…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….then what? She asked me for snacks…… HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Guys she is my MOM! LOL! Hey wait? my mom’s face is changing………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..OMG!

  10. Sticking Knife says

    Hey! I looked around and guess what i saw? MY WARDROBE!! with clothes monsters and makeup ghosts!! omg omg omg urghhhhh!!!!!

  11. Annailuj_Gizpelk says

    I turned around to see my killer…… A wall!!! OMG I was never more afraid…..

  12. deathy says

    That’s what’s difficult about writing a really scary story. You have to force yourself to think of disturbing things, to the point where you lay awake in bed, staring at the door.

  13. potentially a demon says

    I’m almost a teenager, and I have never been actually scared of the dark, I like the dark to be honest. I’m just scared of the noises I hear in the dark. I sometimes hear noises like footsteps and breathing, so that’s why I like to fall asleep listening to a movie on the tv on low volume, but loud enough that I can’t hear anything else. Blocking out other sounds when I’m scared helps me a lot. Lol.

  14. Fear911 says

    Uh, I’m 11, and when I looked behind me, my dad was playing video games. Yeah, not screaming… although I do feel as if there are ghosts watching me sometimes…

  15. โ™ฅ BLOODY ALICORN โ™ฅ says

    Every night I try to explain to my dad that there is something in there. No body ever believes me. People come in there, but when they do it goes away. Oh, and I looked behind me, there was a couch..HAHAHA

  16. PurpleGirlTheHorrorFan says

    Guess what…? I turned around… and saw a WALL!!!! OMG SOMEONE HELP M:FHRoighaeo;irlahjbisj”Sgj”Pojh”P”OHTj’oahjhpjrptohjtrhjprojthp

  17. godsangle2010 says

    Hahaha no I am not affraid to admit I still sleep with a light on some nights because kids have the right idea monster are real people who are bad and the things that lurk in the dark it not just the imagination I am still scared of the dark and I’m 16 years old

  18. Double-Pistols-and-a-Wink says

    Meh, i’ve honestly never actually been afraid of the dark, or even if this story was somewhat true, have never actually seen any monsters. Maybe it’s because I keep TV on when I go to sleep :) That’s something that gives off a comforting light.

  19. Rainbow Phantom says

    I looked behind me with a child’s eyes and…..ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!

  20. 4m-psy-MT says

    I turned around and saw…MY SISTER!! Hey everyone I’ve been reading for a while and now I made an account so I’m new here I guess.

  21. susie00 says

    I turned around and saw the framed pictures that hang on the wall, and I was terrified. They weren’t lined up in the order they were when I walked into the room.

  22. krystenhook11 says

    I turned around and saw……….GASP……….my dolls!!!!! Help me!!!!!!!!! They are walking help me plea-

  23. DJ_Freak says

    I turned around and I saw…my reflection!
    What has this world come to? *shakes head*

  24. Darkness Falls says

    i wish i was a child again you could get away with sleeping with the lights on, i’m 17 now and my brother thinks i’m a wimp because i still sleep with the lights on….children aren’t the only ones that see the things that lurk within the darkness >:)

  25. nightfall says

    I turned around and saw… My porcelain doll. Wait… Wasn’t that downstairs O.o

  26. prettydeadgirl5 says

    When I was a child I always used to see two ladies in my room their faces were twisted and their teeth sharp and jagged. I used to scream at the tops of my lungs but their was a man in black and he had a machete in his hands all the time. I never moved when he was around I just let him watch me sleep. I turned around and guess what I saw? My shadow. Wai…… my lights aren’t on and its night timethere aren’t supposed to be shadows.. ahhhhh!!!

  27. MrsRoseHoranBieber says

    I’m sitting on my bed with my back against the wall. I CAN’T LOOK BEHIND ME O_O

  28. Nikole_Starlight says

    I was so scared after reading this that I stoped all movement and breathing then after a bit of that I screamed and went straight for the lights then went back to where I was and curled up in a ball scared. Still love these stories though.

  29. Eszmerrelda says

    I have my own monsters ive come up with for my imaginary freind to fight…. and ya know what? Now im petrified if I have to sleep in the dark…..

  30. Jojo says

    I’m a kid. Eeeeek. I did sleep with my light on last night. I do hate the dark. Course maybe its cuz i have an account on this site.

  31. Selene says

    Oh sh##…That was creepy…I looked behind me with a child’s eyes (I’m 13) and saw my black kitty staring at me with her green eyes D:

  32. Last Survivor says

    Eh, slenderman is the only thing that freaks me @ night even though i know he is not real.

  33. Gothic lolita says

    Omfg im a kid 11 to be xact and I see thing paranormal my cuz too so they aint makin dat up n I no it seriously no joke

  34. Tali Z'orah Kasumi says

    I cant look behind me, there’s a wall there. Does this mean they are in the walls too D:

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  38. anna2179 says

    I’m 15 sitting at a computer in a dark room with no lights on except from computer. I looked behind me and saw a giant mosquito on the wall O.O I screamed my lungs ;P my mam ran to me turned the lights on and asked what happened I pointed to the mosquito she said why don’t you just kill it I was still terrified so my mom killed It for me ;)

  39. xChicken nuggetsx says

    I have a nintendo 3ds and i am using internet browser. i turned around and i saw my sister using computer so i looked behind her i saw a wall..dosen’t bother me…but this is scary i looked in front and i saw my grandma drinking medicine AGGGBGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH! Eee! Pee! Bee! Qee! Wee! Ree! Tee! yee! uee! Iee! Oee! Mee! Nee! Aee! See! Dee! Fee! Hee! AHAAAA *coughs* ah ah ah ahem

  40. XxmaecupcakekillerxX says

    Lol. I remember when I was younger I wasn’t afraid of anything that might have been in my closet or under my bed because I slept with a wrench. This story was really good btw. :)

  41. Avian07 says

    Neat idea for u guys! I did this with my sister. Being an avid reader of horror stories I showed her this site then guide her some stories that I think was worth reading not knowing my real intention. So eventually i ask her to read this story “Childs Eye” then I nonchalantly walk away pretending to mind my business and she read the story and snuck behind her making a silly face and as she finish reading she did what I wanted her to do and turn around. Well you can imaging what happens next XD. Hilarious stuff.

  42. Gin_Devil says

    I turned around to look behind me and saw… Darkness…I was reading in the dark, only light from my phone.

  43. aeruz says

    I looked behind me and i saw.. i saw. . . MYSELF!!!!!!!!! looking straight back at ME!!!!!!! WTF OMG damn mirrors

  44. smoothcriminal says

    …anyway my cousins would always turn on the lights when they sleep and they’re older than o-o

  45. bunnygirl says

    I just looked behide me…. What 2 now what saw?

    I saw my mom on her new cell… SO SCARY!!

  46. RonanLovesDeath says

    I look behind me and see my sister lying on the sofa…………… AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  47. I call myself demented says

    I’m 11, too. I looked behind me and saw a chair. Oh, no! Guess what else I saw?!?! The hallway!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

  48. fallenangels says

    I looked behind me with a child’s eyes (I’m 14) and I saw….GASP my poster of demi lovado!! OMG!! adults have no idea what they are missing..

  49. nightmares4545 says

    hahaha! i remember being terrified of the dark when i was younger, i remember my parents would sometimes let me watch horror movies every once and awhile when i was younger. i also remeber being terrified of that all three movies of lord of the rings lol i feel so dumb justthinking now how i was scared of all those things lol great tale:)

  50. WeavileRoxxCANDY says

    Lol, I’m kinda scared of the dark..
    Sometimes, I’ll picture things from horror movies in my room at night… It’s not fun.

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