I don’t remember where I first found reference to this writers challenge, but I was intrigued. Writing a horror story in two sentences? How could someone DO that?
Well, it’s not only possible, the results are amazing!
Go read these twelve, and come back. We’ll wait . . .
After reading those, who could resist taking up the challenge?
Not the WITS Bloggers!
She loved Don, but Fear Factor? She’d thought she could power through, but love died when the first hairy leg touched her face.
Jenny Hansen (from my contemporary single title, A Bit of Intrigue):
Simon missed the personal contact of gutter-variety larceny; he missed the smell of fear that oozed off a person as he beat them. Most of all, he missed that effervescent moment, when their pain-crazed minds finally understood: their fate belonged to him and depended on his mercy.
It was a closed casket funeral, there wasn’t enough left of the body to piece it together into anything recognizable. I was the last one in the room saying good-bye, except for the person scratching at the inside of the casket.
It was an old creaking house so every night I ignored the thumping footfalls coming up the stairs to my bedroom. And every night I’d sigh in relief when they abruptly stopped at the top; until they didn’t.
For some inexplicable reason, every morning when she pulled back the curtains she gave thanks that the green gardens outside her bedroom window looked exactly the same as the day before. But as the heavy drapes slid aside today, large smoking holes in the dead landscape didn’t slow the mutant army marching toward the thin glass wall separating her from them.
We know WITS readers are always up for a challenge, so now it’s your turn. Post your two sentence story in the comments!