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12 Postcard-Sized Scary Stories to Get You Hyped for Halloween

A lot of you will know that I developed The Story Engine deck of writing prompts while I was writing weekly "postcard" stories for my microfiction project, The Shortest Story.

My writing covers all genres, but some of my absolute favourites to work on were the horror shorts. To get you hyped for Halloween, I thought I'd round up my 12 absolute best horror short stories for your enjoyment. 

A few you can even have read to you by Cecil Baldwin (the voice of Welcome to Night Vale) or Jonathan Sims (the voice of The Magnus Archives).

Here we go!

The Welcome

(Hear this narrated by Jonathan Sims at this link.)

The Welcome // a scary story about a lighthouse

The Fog

The Intersection 

The Intersection // a horror story about a car accident in an intersection

Heartbeats

Heartbeats // a scary story about a pregnancy check-up

Follow the Tracks

The Lights of Earth's Cities Go Out

(Hear this narrated by Jonathan Sims at this link.)

The Lights of Earth's Cities Go Out // a scary story about a space station

The Prison of Forgetting

The Prison of Forgetting // a scary story about forgetting

When Life Gives You Demons

When Life Gives You Demons // a horror comedy short story about a possessed doll

Don't Open Your Eyes

Don't Open Your Eyes // a scary story/urban legend about a children's game

The Night of the Red Sails

The Night of the Red Sails // a scary story about a small town

Your Body in the Churchyard

The Town With No Name

The Town With No Name // a horror story about a small town

If you like these, you might consider preordering my new book of postcard stories, which features a mix of genres and some never-before-seen postcard stories and never-before-heard narrated stories!

And if you're a horror writer, you might get a kick out of Written in Ash & Bonethe deck of horror writing prompts I created for The Story Engine deck.

The Written in Ash & Bone horror writing prompts expansion for The Story Engine deck

1 comment

  • You left out Fredric Brown’s: The last man on Earth sat alone in the room. There was a knock on the door.

    Marc

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