Be creative, be scary, but best of all be brief

Readers have until Wednesday to submit their two-sentence horror stories to this year’s Review-Journal Halloween writing project.

The idea is to write a bone-chilling, ideally Las Vegas-based, horror story that’s just two sentences long. We take as our inspiration the library of terrifying tiny tales created by contributors to the online site Reddit (check them out at

The format is simple enough: One sentence to set up your plot, and the next sentence to drive the point home.

All stories must be your very own original creations, and be sure to follow the two-sentence restriction. We’ll print the best stories we receive in our Oct. 31 Neon Thursday section and online.

However, we’ve got to have your stories in hand by 5 p.m. Oct. 23. Be sure to include your name, age, address and a daytime phone number. Then send them via email to (and be sure to write “Scary Stories” in the subject line). Or, send them to Scary Stories, Las Vegas Review-Journal, P.O. Box 70, Las Vegas, NV 89125-0070.