Tell Me Your Story 3

Keep The Lights On

Keep The Lights On is a spooky story written by a user named Scary Lady. It’s about a girl who is scared of the dark.

Keep The Lights On

Keep the Lights On

There was a shuffling sound. Shelby’s closet door creaked open.

”Oh Dear God” she whispered. She was terrified of what would happen next.

That’s when she woke up. She scrambled to the lamp. Light poured into the room. She jumped back into bed and sighed in relief. Shelby’s heart was still racing.

“It’s ok. Just a dream. A really scary dream,” she would tell herself.

She got a book and tried to get her mind off things. Suddenly the light went off. The TV turned to static. Her eyes were still adjusting, but she was able to make out the outline of a disfigured man.

“No, no, just,” Shelby suddenly blacked out.

“I can’t remember anything after that,” Shelby told the man. She didn’t know where she was. Who the man was. She was completely lost.

”Well, here’s your room, your clothes. Now get some rest,” a plump lady told Shelby.

Shelby looked at the dirt caked walls. The same words were written over and over.

“Keep the lights on, keep the lights on, keep the lights on…”

Shelby ignored it and continued on to change her clothes. She went out to the recreation center with the other girls.

“Hi, welcome to the asylum! Sorry, no way to make that sound good,” said a warm cheery voice. “I heard you have Selena’s old room. Did you hear what happened in there?”

”No, what happened?” Shelby asked.

“Just keep the lights on,” said the voice, suddenly changing tone.

Shelby ignored the warning and went back to her room. She turned the light off and went to sleep. She heard the door creak open. She heard steps getting closer and closer to her bed. Shelby heard something. It was the familiar voice.

“I said keep the lights on.”

The next morning, Shelby told the girl what she heard.

“Why didn’t you keep the lights on?” she asked.

“I didn’t believe you,” Shelby said.

The girl led Shelby to her room. She looked under the bed.

“Oh gosh, she’s not there,” said the girl, worried.

“Who?” Shelby asked.

“The girl who was here before. The one that was killed. People say she’s still here and I’ve seen her. She only comes out with the lights off,” said the girl.

Shelby was terrified, but still she turned off the lights. She woke up again in the middle of the night. Shelby felt under the bed for the girl. The lights suddenly turned on.

“Looking for something?” the voice giggled.

Shelby couldn’t tell, but it looked like the girl that kept warning her.

The third night, Shelby decided to sit and wait for the girl. She had the lights off and was as quiet as possible. The girl came in. Shelby felt hands gently encircling her neck. The grip tightened. It suddenly became harder to breath.

“Why didn’t you listen?” asked the voice.

She slit Shelby’s throat and dragged her blood soaked body out of the room.

“Keep the lights on.”


  • she went to the asylum for having a scary dream and then seeing someone. Who WAS that?!
    also, why didn’t she just listen?!

  • why did she go to the asylum if all she did was blank out??? seriously can someone explain this?

  • @*pinkblood*

    ur just jealous that u arent good at scary stories so u insult scarylady’s epic story to make u feel better about urself

  • x pinkblood x
    here u write a story nd well see whose story is better i can garufrikntee u tht u cnt even friggin write a proper sentence.
    Ignorant child, I have no time for you anymore.

  • Apparently ur supposed 2 leave the lights on in my room……
    (look at my name and u’ll understand)
    Luv ya guys=o) <3

  • ooooh u lied to meh i sed u was gna call me Giab nd u was lik no it poop no poopy noo it is pooopface
    ik where u liv broskisef

  • I know you. And ur my friend so ya. But this is a good story but violent lol. Jk this is a really good story and I hope more people can see this.
    Love ur friend!

  • That story was AWESOME! but i ddin’t get ti sort of confusing though


  • I have a story to share! I’m really new to this account but I LOVE these stories!

    Destiny. That was Mike and Shelly. They were in love until the accident. Shelly got into the car with her drunk father. Then they crashed and shelly lost her dad and broke her arm. This really impacted shelly and her mom. Shelly started wearing black clothing and cutting herself. Her mom had to get another job and was never home. Mike did whatever he could to try to get back the sweet shelly he was in love with. Then Shelly’s mom got sick and died 6 months later. By then shelly became a little crazy. She isolated anyone who tried to help her. One night Mike went over to Shelly’s. He found her in her old clothing ; the stuff she wore before her accident. Mike was thrilled, “shelly!”he ran up and hugged her tight. “I think I’m ready to go back to normal mikey!” Mike looked into her eyes. They weren’t as bright. They seemed vacant. Mike didn’t question it because he was happy his girl was back. “But, ” shelly said, “I’m still sad. I’m an orphan! Can you help me get better?” “Yes of course love!” Mike was so happy. Shelly led him up to her room. “I need someone to love me and never leave me. Can you do that mikey? ” shellynasked rummaging through her drawers. ” Of course I will stay by you. I have this far!” He answered. “Promise?” Shelly asked, pulling out a knife. Mike was getting scared. “Mommy left. Daddy left. Shelly left.” Shelly chanted, stepping closer and closer with the knife. “What you talking about shell?” Mike stepped back. “Mikey left.” Shelly smiled as she stabbed Mike over and over. The police came the next morning when Mike didn’t come home. They found mikes body. Shelly was crying over it covered in blood. “He promised!’ She sobbed, “they never stay!” The police took shelly in for questioning. All she would say was her chant : “Mommy left. Daddy left. Shelly left. Mikey left.” She was sent to a mental asylum where she escaped. Soon murders started happening around town. Soon everyone who ever knew shelly was dead. Before each murder, the victim would her the long list of people who “left ” shelly always ending with “shelly left”.

    Tell me what you think! :)

  • I love the movie the picture is from! Dread. It’s one of my favorite movies ever. Great flick, you should check it out (insert name here).

  • it wasnt the full story, owner of ScaryForKids, can i get an explanation? PLEASE REPLY?!?!?!?!?!
    Scaryforkids says: Fixed it now. (it was posted by the author multiple times in different versions. very confusing)

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