You will hardly find someone who doesn’t like horror stories. We humans like to see horror movies and like to read horror stories. There are enormous numbers of horror movies available for you. But not everyone likes to see movies all the time. There’s a huge reader base who like to read horror stories.
That’s the reason why horror stories giving so much success in the story reading community. We want to get thrilled, we want to get sacred, thus horror stories fit well with humans. Enjoying scary stories is another aspect of enjoyment. Enjoyment is not only in funny stories or in mysterious stories. You can find enjoyment in horrors as well.
Few horror stories have thrills, mysteries, and twists in their plots and that is the main reason why the reading community prefers horror stories so much. Adding mysteries and twists enhance the enjoyment of any horror story. You will get many popular horror stories available on the internet.
But, the problem is people are getting busier nowadays. Daily work life and regular schedule take so much time from a normal person that it makes unable to get some time to read stories. Thus you can see a decline in the reading community number these days. There are more stories than its users these days. People are losing interest to read lengthy stories due to their daily hectic work schedules.
Although, the pandemic gives us time to spend in our home, and to make out some time for us. You can say this is a positive aspect of the pandemic. We get time to focus on our lives. Lockdown and shutdown from daily rough work schedules help people to engage again with the stories. People nowadays like to visit online websites to read stories.
People now seem to like short stories more than longer ones. We have less time and less patience now, so short stories are becoming preferable to those who like to read the whole story in a day!
Either you follow your normal schedules or you’re working from your home or you have nothing to do at all the whole day, short stories are for everyone. And if it is a horror type then what’s more to ask! Short horror stories will be best in these scenarios.
Actually, there are several benefits of reading short horror stories. And not just that, if you’re a writer then it’s good for you too. Writing short stories will bring you a new readers base and will give you more time to write more stories.
Let’s chalk down the benefits of short horror stories:
1) From a reader’s point of view short stories are more engaging. You can read the whole story in a day. You don’t have to wait for a week or month to finish the story. You’ll get to know the twists and facts in a matter of time.
There are several sites where you can read them for free. Read them on an online basis. Or you can download the ebook pdf and read those later on at your convenience.
You may purchase short story books from Amazon as well. Purchasing short stories will give you more access to premium content. Short stories from renowned writers are not free; you’ll not get access to them without spending a dollar. But, it is worth spending some bucks buying those stories.
And if you’re thinking not to spend anything just reading stories then go for free online sites. There you can find articles where short stories are written in single blog posts or written in successive posts as a series.
The Martian Guy is a blog site where you can find a series of well-written horror stories. Let me tell you not only those ones are horror, but also adding with fiction and mysteries, The Martian Guy is one of my favorite short story blog sites now.
2) From a writer’s point of view it’s totally worth writing short stories for your readers. There are a lot of readers, especially the new generation who are very patience-less. To grab their market you can focus on writing short horror/thrilling stories as series and can post on your blogs. It will increase blog engagements.
You can add podcasts with the articles. Those who are willing to hear the stories rather than reading will become comfortable with your blog site.
Having said that all, it’s totally not like that you stop writing normal stories as well. Carry on writing your normal stories. For newcomers and new writers, I think it’s very much acceptable to write shorter ones in the beginning days to grab the market. After becoming slightly popular you can write your long stories and novels to publish them later on.
But at the beginning, you may try out your skills with short stories. And if horror is your genre then that would be more exciting for you. So keep on writing short horror stories more to entertain the new generation for long.