R.L. Stine is probably best known for his young adult horror series Goosebumps, which graced the tissue-paper thin pages of Scholastic book order forms for most of the 1990s and early 2000s. What you may not know is that Stine is an avid Twitter user, and last week took the opportunity to tweet out an entire horror story, 140 characters at a time. It’s no Welcome to Dead House, but it’s a reminder that Stine is a master of brevity in storytelling. It also features a haunted kitchen, so there’s that.
The tweets were collected by Storify user Jason Boog. What I think is so interesting about this exercise is how much detail Stine is able to wrench into so short a story. We’ve got place, characters, drama, and even a twist ending.
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