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Drew Chial’s Halloween Short Story Showcase

Here is a sampling of my finest short horror stories and Halloween posts to get you in the mood for the season.

The Smilers: A Horror Story About Happy People

The Smilers Logo

A story about pleasantry pushing pod people in the spirit of the Twilight Zone.

The Inspiration Killers: A Story about Monsters that Prey on Creativity

Shadow Play

What if there were evil spirits that targeted artists?

I Am Fire: A Story about a Game of Truth or Flare

6. Man Made of Fire

Why you should never call a teenage witch a basic bitch.

Shop Dropping: A Spooky Story about People Who Put Things on Retail Shelves

Infinite Book

What happens when a clerk follows a shoplifter to find they were leaving mysterious items behind?

Death Hacks: Tricks to Make Your Afterlife More Fun

Ghost Portrait

Pro tips on how to get the most out of being a ghost.

#Unblessed: A Scary Story Told 140 Characters At a Time

Unblessed

Read a cursed man’s final 40 tweets.

Slender Man’s Rival

Slender Man
Slender Man

When the internet gave birth to Slender Man it gave birth to something else as well.

The Haunting of My Love Life

Bleeding Heart
Bleeding Heart

A short story about when haunted house builders go too far.

The War on Halloween

2. Hands Up

You’ve heard of the War on Christmas, but have you heard of the War on Halloween? This is a letter from a concerned demon.

The Monster Mashup: Classic Monsters Gone Wrong

Frankenstein's Monster
Frankenstein’s Monster

Can I turn four classic monsters into the butt of the same dirty joke? You bet I can.

The Monster Mashup Part 2

Nosferatu
Nosferatu

What happens when you take modern monsters out of their element? Something totally wrong. Enjoy.

Happy Halloween from the Fury Road

Human Error: An Audio Short

When our technology is installed in our ocular cavities how will handle a moment without it?

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Frankenstein’s Monster inquires about his Donors 

What happens when Frankenstein’s creation wants to know where his parts had been?

This piece originally appeared in the Monster Mashup Part 1: a collection of short monster jokes that all end with the same aristocrats punchline.

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Pinhead finds the Rubik’s Cube

What if Pinhead and the cenobites from Hellraiser came every time someone solved a Rubik’s Cube?

This piece originally appeared in my Monster Mashup Part 2 short fiction collection.

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Unusual Halloween Traditions

Leave it to me to get carried away with a hashtag. This Halloween I took the hashtag #UnusualHalloweenTraditions and just ran with it long after it stopped trending on Twitter. These are my new favorite Halloween traditions:

  • Caroling for Cthulhu
  • Mock witch trial
  • Mock trail for a human soul
  • Deck the halls with entrails
  • The family autopsy
  • The family game of Ouija board Twister
  • Leaving snakes in public toilets
  • The blessing of the candies by heretics
  • Setting up the manger scene for Rosemary’s baby
  • Kissing beneath the missing human toes
  • Leaving milk and cookies for the cenobites
  • Reading the Sumerian book of the dead to sick children
  • The pouring of the Pumpkin Spice Lattes to honor our fallen homies

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MY BEST PHOTOSHOP COSTUMES FOR HALLOWEEN 2015

Every Halloween season I do a round of digital dress up for the site. Here’s a collection of my best computer generated costumes for Halloween 2015.

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Demon Drinking Contest: Audio Short

What happens when a desperate man tests a demon’s ability to hold his liquor?

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Cthulhu Crashes the Monster Mash

Two detectives investigate the aftermath of  the monster mash after it’s been crashed by Cthulhu.

This piece originally appeared in the Monster Mashup Part 1: a collection of short monster jokes that all end with the same aristocrats punchline.

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Slender Man’s Rival

He was born on a Photoshop forum. The assignment was to add something supernatural to an unexceptional situation: a corporate meeting, a self help seminar, or a state fair.

I found a picture of a church picnic that was perfect. It took place in a field, there was a lot of space between the subjects, and the horizon was filled with evergreens. If viewers looked closely at the tops of the trees they’d see a figure in the canopy: a silhouette formed from the crisscrossing branches. A wooden giant poised to crash the gathering and have a picnic of his own. Continue reading Slender Man’s Rival