Scary Stories Text Stories

Stranger Danger

Stranger Danger is a scary text message story about a boy named Colby who makes a new friend online. It is based on a short story by author RD Ovenfriend.

Stranger Danger

Dad: Hey Son.

Son: Hey Dad. What is it now?

Dad: Sorry I can’t be there. I was delayed on business.
Dad: It’s only for one night. I’ll be home tomorrow.
Dad: Are you sure you’re OK on your own?
Dad: I could still get a babysitter to come over…

Son: *GROAN* I don’t need a babysitter.
Son: I’m 10. I can take care of myself.

Dad: Are you sure? It can be scary spending the night alone.

Son: Yeah, I’m sure

Dad: Well it’s past your bedtime.

Son: GAH!

Dad: How about I tell you a bedtime story?

Son: *SIGH* If you must

Dad: Something wrong?

Son: Is this going to be another stupid scary story?

Dad: What? I thought you liked my stories.

Son: Maybe when I was a little kid, but they’re not scary now

Dad: Alright. I get it. So now you’re 10, you’re a big man.
Dad: All grown up and nothing can scare you anymore.

Son: Well… Your stories are kind of lame.
Son: Sorry, Dad. Just being honest.
Son: If you’re going to tell a scary story
Son: You need to make sure it’s REALLY scary

Dad: I see…
Dad: Well, there is one story I could tell you…
Dad: But… I don’t know…
Dad: It might be a bit too scary

Son: I can handle it.

Dad: OK… Here we go.
Dad: Once upon a time, there was a boy named Colby.

Son: Ugh. The start is like a fairytale

Dad: Bear with me…
Dad: This boy named Colby used the Internet a lot.
Dad: He joined a lot of websites.
Dad: He started talking to other kids onlne.
Dad: He made friends with another boy named StrangerDanger23.
Dad: They liked the same movies and TV shows.
Dad: They played games together online.
Dad: They chatted and laughed at each other’s jokes.

Son: Then they got married and lived happily ever after. The End.

Dad: Not quite…
Dad: After they had been friends for a few months
Dad: StrangerDanger heard that Colby’s birthday was coming up
Dad: Since they were best friends,
Dad: StrangerDanger23 wanted to send him a cool present.
Dad: He asked Colby for his home address.
Dad: Colby was hesitant at first
Dad: He thought about it for a while.
Dad: He has known StrangerDanger23 for a long time.
Dad: So he figured it wouldn’t hurt to give him his address
Dad: As long as he promised not to give it to anyone else
Dad: StrangerDanger23 swore he wouldn’t.
Dad: So Colby gave him the address and StrangerDanger23 said
Dad: He would mail the package right away.
Dad: Do you think that was a good idea?

Son: Uh… probably not.

Dad: Well, after a while, neither did Colby.
Dad: The boy had second thoughts about giving out his address
Dad: Especially to someone he didn’t really know.
Dad: His parents had always told him not to do that.
Dad: He felt nervous and guilty about it.
Dad: The fear and the guilt grew and grew
Dad: Until they were gnawing away at him.
Dad: By bedtime the next night
Dad: He decided to tell his parents what he had done.
Dad: They would probably be angry. They might even punish him.
Dad: But it would be worth it to put his mind at ease.
Dad: He lay in his bed as he waited for his parents to come upstairs to tuck him in.

Dad: Colby lay there in the darkness and listened.
Dad: He listened to all the noises throughout the house.
Dad: The humming of the refrigerator in the kitchen
Dad: The sound of the TV in the living room.
Dad: The cries of his baby brother in the next room.
Dad: The soft patter of the rain outside.
Dad: The scraping of branches against his window.

Son: This story is putting me to sleep

Dad: But there were some other noises he couldn’t quite account for.
Dad: Finally, he heard his dad’s footsteps coming up the stairs.
Dad: “Hey Dad?” Colby called out nervously.
Dad: “Can I talk to you for a minute?”
Dad: In the darkness, he saw the bedroom door slowly creak open.
Dad: His dad stuck his head through the doorway.
Dad: “Yes, son” said his dad in a muffled voice.
Dad: “Are you okay, Dad?” the boy asked.
Dad: “Yes, Son,” his dad replied.
Dad: “Ummm… Is Mom around?”
Dad: “Here I am!” said his mom in a high-pitched voice.
Dad: She stuck her head through the doorway as well.
Dad: “What do you want to tell us?” she asked.
Dad: “Um… I think I made a big mistake,” said Colby.
Dad: “I accidentally gave our address to someone on the internet”
Dad: “Oh, you shouldn’t have done that!” said his mom.
Dad: “We told you never to do that!”
Dad: “Who did you give it to?” asked his dad.
Dad: “Um… this kid named StrangerDanger23,” said Colby.
Dad: “Oh, but he wasn’t really a kid!” said his mom.
Dad: “He just pretended to be a kid to fool you.”
Dad: “And do you know what he did?”
Dad: “He broke into our house and murdered both of us!”
Dad: “Just so he could spend some time with you!”

Son: Oh God!

Dad: All of a sudden, the door opened wide.
Dad: A fat man in a yellow raincoat stood there in the doorway.
Dad: He was holding something in his hands.
Dad: The severed heads of Colby’s mom and dad.
Dad: Colby gasped and let out a shriek of terror.
Dad: The man dropped the heads on the floor and took out his knife

Son: NO NO NO!

Dad: After several hours, the boy was almost dead.
Dad: His terrified screams had become pitiful whimpers.
Dad: Then the killer noticed something.
Dad: He heard the baby crying in the other room
Dad: He bent down and pulled his knife out of the
Dad: Bloody mess that had once been Colby.
Dad: Then he turned and followed the sound of the baby’s cries.
Dad: When he got to the nursery, he walked up to the crib
Dad: He picked the baby up and held it in his arms.
Dad: The baby stopped crying. It looked up at him and smiled.
Dad: The man had never held a baby before.
Dad: He stroked the baby’s cheek
Dad: He walked out of the nursery and took the baby with him.
Dad: He took the baby home and raised him as his very own son.
Dad: He named him “William”.

Son: But Dad… my name is William.

Dad: I know it is, Son.
Dad: Son?
Dad: Will?
Dad: William?
Dad: You still there, Son?
Dad: Was that story scary enough for you?
Dad: Want to hear another?
Dad: LOL. Sleep tight, Son.


  • I bet the dad’s dad told the same story but instead of saying will-am he said the dad’s name

  • “After several hours, the boy was almost dead.” Anyone else find that kind of funny? Haha dude all he has to do is ask himself, “Is my dad fat?” Well…I mean he can at least start there, right?

  • What kind of dad tells scary stories… To his child… At bedtime!
    And i think “William” fainted on the spot!
    Good Job, Scary Story Dad!

  • Dad: I killed your parents. LOL
    Dad: Eh stop acting like you care. Wanna watch a scary movie?
    Son: Sure! Nightmare on elm street?
    Dad: Perfect choice son! My fave!

  • Wonder what happened to the son afterward… At least the killer/dad had [somewhat] a heart and didn’t kill the baby ( ・_・)

  • Hi Sfk, I am a big fan since 3 years, and I really like the new look, just checked the site after a month. Btw 10/10 heads to this story.

  • Hello again! After 6 really long years, I am happy to see you getting back to work. That too with a new website!
    Anyone old reader here? Ping me!
    By the way… 7 out of 10 cookies to the story. :D

  • Yo this is deadass a good ass story to tell your children as a scare 😂😂😊 but that would be so terrifying tho. U think the guy did that to scare bid son or it was real? Anyways great story sfk, digging these text storys

  • Son: But dad u are not fat…
    Dad: I joined gym u idiot…
    Son: Okay. And where is the yellow raincoat?
    Dad: In the laundry..i forgot to take it back.
    Son: So sick of u dad!!

  • That’s a funny dad lol

    “He made friends with another boy named StrangerDanger23.”

    “Then they got married and lived happily ever after. The End.”
    The kid expected a gay fairytale

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