Popular Boy

The Popular Boy is a short horror story about the death of a young boy well-liked and the people who show up at his funeral.

Popular Boy

Aiden was a popular boy and on the day of his funeral, nearly everyone in the town showed up to pay their last respects.

His father held back tears as he thought about how his son would never grow up to have children of his own.

His mother cried bitterly as she remembered the day he was born. Aiden had been her only child and she would gladly have given her life to save his.

The schoolteacher grew misty-eyed as she remembered Aiden’s smiling face. Every morning, he had placed a shiny new apple on her desk.

A girl in his class wept bitterly as she wondered how life could be so cruel. Aiden had been her first crush.

His next door neighbor slumped in his seat as he thought about how empty and quiet the neighborhood would be now Aiden was gone.

The old woman who lived down the street wiped away a tear and pondered her own mortality. Aiden called to her house many times to run errands for her.

The local shopkeeper sighed as he recalled how Aiden had bought candy at his shop every day and often shared it with younger children.

The priest recited a silent prayer as they lowered the coffin into the grave. He thought about how Aiden always stayed behind after mass on Sundays to help him collect the prayer books.

The butcher frowned as he wondered what exactly was in the coffin. He had spent the night before carefully chopping up Aiden’s body and putting it on display in his shop window.


  1. Faithanne2007 says

    Seriously @1184 he died when the butcher chopped up the little boy at night so apparently the shop was closed

  2. an0ther1 says

    Guys, humans are meat. And didn’t just stick out a head or a leg in his shop window, because then people would know what he did. He would have skinned, gutted, and cut or ground the meat like they do with animals. The butcher probably either killed him because a. he didn’t like the kid or b. he needed more meat (probably the latter).

  3. Username_Invalid says

    How do people take out the bones? And I don’t know why but I laughed when I read the butcher part. Nice story. And what was in the coffin?

  4. She Devil666 says

    What Kind Of Butcher Chops Up People? I hope He Got Fired!! Also there’s A Butchers where I live!! HELP ME!! Lol, I thought butchers chopped up meat….

  5. lovevamps7 says

    Maybe the butcher was jealous of his popularity, still why would he kill him?? I guess the story needed a bit of more explanation… Btw the butcher could have given meat for free to be popular

  6. Fear911 says

    I don’t get the story. 1) Why did the butcher kill Aiden? 2) Why would the butcher put human body parts on display. Butcher shops are for meat from ANIMALS.Not humans. 3) How is this a horror story at all? It’s not even a little bit scary

  7. deadbymidnight says

    Thinking that only the butcher knows what really happened because he’s the killer, he made a good laugh on everybody

  8. tophatmiss says

    @carcass omg, me too! There’s waay to many stories/comments and my phone always closes safari before I reach the bottom

  9. Carcass says

    I found this funny c: ScaryForKids,I only have a phone and no laptop or computer. I really wanna post some stories on Tell Me Your Story but whenever I click ‘Submit Comment’ my browser force closes. I’ve tried lots of times but its too laggy. Can you please delete some stories? Thanks x.

  10. tophatmiss says

    @lizett Well, they said he was really popular and and most people came to his funeral, so it prob would have been more suspicious if he didn’t show.

  11. lizett says

    Why would the butcher sow up if he kill the by wouldn’t he be worried that he go to jail did nobody know that he was the killer of the little boy???

  12. Lexy27 says

    @happenstance After a while, people who disappeared are declared dead and the family can have a symbolic burial. It is said that the buther chopped him the night before, but he may have kidnapped him and hid him for a long while, probably to fatten him.

  13. happenstance says

    @bullies are losers well its a honorary thing in his memory to “bury him” however what doesn’t make sense is how they knew he was dead if the butchr chopped him the night before unless he killed him a while ago and then chopped him up

  14. bullies are losers says

    i wonder why what’s in the coffin maybe aidens ghost told them or something too bad

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