by Peter Chiykowski
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. Many of these stories are in The Story Engine Anthology, and some have even gone viral on TikTok.
My writing covers all genres, but some of my absolute favs 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), Jonathan Sims (the voice of The Magnus Archives), or other voice guests!
Here we go!
@theshorteststory did you guess the twist? let me know what you thought it was going to be! #foryoupage #scarystory #scary #shorteststory ♬ Horror - Luisa Miedo
@theshorteststory Hit my personal goal of posting a story a day for 30 days. I NEVER hit my personal goals! Thanks for the encouragement! #horror #fyp #creepy #scary ♬ The Fog ft. Cecil Baldwin - the shortest story
@theshorteststory T O O M A N Y H E A R T S 😬 Follow me for more weird micro stories #horrortok #fyp #shorteststory #creepy #scarystories #shorteststory ♬ Heartbeats - the shortest story
@theshorteststory beware the jellyhusks 🐙💀 #scary #writing #halloween #horrormovie #terror #horror #fyp #shorteststory ♬ Jellyhusks - the shortest story
The Lights of Earth's Cities Go Out
@theshorteststory what would you say back? #horrorfan #horrormovie #horrorart #creepy #scary #shorteststory #fyp ♬ The Lights of Earths Cities Go Out ft. Jon Sims - the shortest story
The Prison of Forgetting
When Life Gives You Demons
Don't Open Your Eyes
The Night of the Red Sails
Your Body in the Churchyard
@theshorteststory did you figure out the twist? 😱 #horrorfan #zombies #creepy #scary #strange #shortfilms #shorteststory #foryoupage ♬ Your Body in the Churchyard ft. Cecil Baldwin - the shortest story
The Town With No Name
@theshorteststory A 40-second horror story ft. narrator @thevelvetduke. Did you guess the twist? 😬 #horror #scarystory #creepy #fyp ♬ Forever - Labrinth
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 & Bone, the deck of horror writing prompts I created for The Story Engine deck.