Here's why people are sharing scary tiny tales with the #SixWordHorror challenge

Updated: Jun 19, 2019, 18:00 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Thousands of netizens took up the #SixWordHorror challenge and came up with short tales that will send chills down your spine. But there were few which managed to left netizens in splits

Here's why people are sharing scary tiny tales with the #SixWordHorror challenge
A screengrab of #SixWordHorror challenge on Twitter

On June 18, 2019, comics and animation writer Gail Simone took to social networking site Twitter and challenged people to write a super short scary story in less than six words to be precise. The American writer of comic books, best known for penning DC's Birds of Prey, challenged people to come up with the best horror story by using the hashtag #SixWordHorror.

Since then, the tweet has gone viral and the hashtag #SixWorHorror started to trend on Twitter. Netizens and Twitterati took to the micro-blogging site to share their six-word horror story. While some managed to send shivers down the spine, others left netizens in splits.

The American writers' tweet has since then garnered nearly 300 re-tweets and 2,500 likes. By using few words, netizens came up with tweets that will scare the hell out of users with just six words. However, not all #SixWordHorror tweets were true horror stories, with many users giving the challenge their own hilarious twists.

Here are some of the most interesting tweets from the #SixWordHorror challenge:

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