These six-word horror stories have taken Twitter by storm
‘Grampa says he hates his coffin.’
Horror fans are flexing their creative muscles by coming up with six-word scary stories.
The trend came courtesy of writer Gail Simone, who challenged her followers to come up with the mini-stories on Twitter.
Today's challenge isn't new, but I still think it's fun.— GAIL SIMONE is MY LITTLE SIMONEY (@GailSimone) June 17, 2019
Write a horror story in six words.
Please use hashtag#SixWordHorror
She wrote: “Today’s challenge isn’t new, but I still think it’s fun. Write a horror story in six words.”
She then provided several examples of her own, including the creepy: “Grampa says he hates his coffin.”
And the scary stories rolled in.
Nobody here hired that birthday clown. #SixWordHorror— Joseph Mallozzi (@BaronDestructo) June 17, 2019
"Beautiful eyes."— Jenny Lawson (@TheBloggess) June 17, 2019
"Thanks. I collect them." #SixWordHorror
“For sale. Baby shoes. Feet included.”#SixWordHorror— Nat Has a Deadline and Shouldn't Be Tweeting (@natcassidy) June 17, 2019
Before long #SixWordHorror was the top trend in the UK as people attempted to scare their followers with their own very short stories.
But not all who joined in took the brief 100% seriously.
#SixWordHorror— NIDO is OKAY (@IAmNidoking) June 17, 2019
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you may now start the exam #SixWordHorror— juicyish (@qaahsi) June 17, 2019
#SixWordHorror You got an unexpected FaceTime call— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) June 17, 2019
There was pineapple on the pizza. #SixWordHorror— Brian H (@Bhagman629) June 17, 2019
Everyone can see your chat history. #SixWordHorror— Seb Patrick (@sebpatrick) June 17, 2019
Large gathering of other people's children. #SixWordHorror— JOH-ee HAHL-men ❤️🧶🤘 (@JustJoeyJoeyJo) June 17, 2019
Crocs.— David Purse (@davidpurse) June 17, 2019