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

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 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) or Jonathan Sims (the voice of The Magnus Archives).

Here we go!

The Welcome

 

@theshorteststory did you guess the twist? let me know what you thought it was going to be! #foryoupage #scarystory #scary #shorteststory ♬ Horror - Luisa Miedo

 

The Fog

 

@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

 

The Intersection 

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

Heartbeats

 

@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

 

Jellyhusks

 

@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

The Prison of Forgetting // a scary story about forgetting

When Life Gives You Demons

 

@theshorteststory When life gives you demons, give them hell #darkaesthetic #wholesomeplottwist #artificer #demons #dnd #fyp #rpg ♬ When Life Gives You Demoms ft. Jon Sims - the shortest story

 

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

 

@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

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
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