adult stories - Sometimes it can get just a little creepy sitting around a campfire through the night. The light from the fire casting shadows in the trees mixed with the evening sounds of the forest... The realization the comfort from the light of the campfire making the surrounding woods seem darker and creepier than ever...
There is no better time for you to try to scare the jeepers out of everyone! Not all of us are born story tellers though here are some tips to help you turn everybody on the fire white with fear...
Start out be getting everybody's at the campfire's undivided attention. You want everybody to be silent and listening closely. You need to draw your audience in and also have them hanging on your every word...
Remember, the woods outside the light of your fire are extra dark and creepy so you could comment on a sound you just heard in the woods. After commenting over a sound you just heard, (whether you truly did or not!) ask somebody to go out and check it out... not a lot of people prefer to leave the relative safeness from the campfire.
Sound a bit reluctant to tell your story... enjoy it makes you uncomfortable.
Okay... now you have everybody on edge... allow story begin! Just what exactly kind of topics make scary campfire stories?
Stories located in reality - murderers, psychos, becoming lost in the wilderness, vicious animals, kidnapping, etc...
Stories based on current events - it will help people relate to your story.
Base the tale either near the location you might be camping in or where your audience is from.
Combine fact and fiction - the reality add to the realness and also the fiction stimulates the imagination.
Stories based in the woods - aliens which were found in the woods, vicious animals, monsters (bigfoot, etc...), spiders, bats, bugs, critters, etc...
Familiar urban legends - killer within the back seat, spiders baked into your nose, buried alive, etc...
Stories about ghosts - pretend it happened for you but have never told anyone
Now that you have an idea for a story, here's a few tips on getting the most from your story and scaring your pals!
Start out by talking slowly and nervously. Attempt to act a bit anxious like you don't really want to tell the storyline. This will make people desire to hear your story much more.
Look people in the eyes while you tell your story... draw them in and hold their attention.
Act real serious - totally make positive changes to demeanor almost like you're possessed - don't over-act though.
As your story progresses, start talking a little faster and more intensely. Make an effort to build the suspense.
Don't reveal the result or conclusion before the very end of your story. Make an effort to leave a large dramatic pause before the conclusion. It's also good to leave your scary story as a mystery at the end... if the story feels unresolved, it'll leave an unresolved feeling in your audience.
End your story very calmly and anxiously while you started. Seem to go to sleep as you finish just like you are getting lost inside your unpleasant memories.
Read your audience, if your story doesn't seem to be holding people's attention, transform it into a bit shorter so that it doesn't drag on a long time. If it's not working... end it quicker!