I've decided to consider stories for each day's post based on different categories. Currently, the categories I will use are Single, Series, and Short. I'm open to changing the categories in the future, and I don't plan on posting a different story for each category each day. I am using the categories because these three types of stories are like apples, oranges and bananas. It is difficult to compare a great short horror story against a longer one, or a single story against a multi-part story. For today, I have selected a Single and a Short as their respective Stories of the Night.
First, the short story. One of the ways I can identify a great short horror story is by how much my mind races during its short duration. In a longer tale, it is easier to develop a sense of suspense and leave the reader guessing about what will happen; it is a much greater feat in a short story. Author Meltedroad presented NoSleep with Thanksgiving with Family, and it is an excellent example of what I have described here.
In the single story category we have Did I lock the door? by Billthesailor. This is another one of those stories that will spoil easily if I give a description, but you can get the gist from the title. A great read, and one that has encouraged me to get a few extra locks for the house.
That's it for this better-late-than-never edition of NoSleep Story of the Night. I'll be back this evening to get this train back on schedule.
Thanks for coming by, and see you later.