I love horror and thrillers, especially the psychological kind. Beyond Return of the Aliens and a YA story I wrote way back in 1995 or so, I hadn’t really written anything in the horror or thriller genres. I enjoy both thrillers and horror, but I prefer more of the psychological type. I’m not much into the whole slasher ones.
Anyway, last November I went to a writer’s conference, and there was this workshop on writing flash fiction. Afterwards, I decided to try my hand at both horror and flash fiction. This piece is the result of my experiment.
I thought I’d go ahead and publish it on Smashwords. Otherwise, it was sitting on my computer doing nothing. I don’t know if I’ll write any more of these stories, but it was fun to do something different.
Here’s the description of this flash fiction story: A lone traveler arrives at an old house in the middle of the night. Even creepier than the house is the man who lives there. But not everything is as it seems.
If you’re interested, you can read it at Smashwords.
I am going to try a flash fiction piece for romance to see if I can do it.
I might download it later. I always love a good scary story, especially if it’s free.
It’s very short. I find the free short scary stories are a great escape. I still want to see It Follows. I have to wait until I’m settled into my new place in mid-to-late July, before I can watch it.
When you do, get back to me, because I would love to discuss it with you. It is, without a doubt, a really great indie horror film.
This is a great little story. I’d like to see Ruth make it into a novel!
Thanks, Bonnie! I have an idea for another idea I’d like to expand. I hope to get started on it later this year, but we’ll see. The move is putting me behind schedule. I wish I didn’t have to sleep. LOL
Ooh, I was surprised at the little twist.
I was thinking of your story about the flower the whole time I wrote this. Yours had a great twist, too!
Oh the flash fiction about the morning glory in my garage? I apologized to my husband for that one. LOL
LOL I’m sure he understood it was only the make believe husband that was in danger. 😉
Oh, another thing. Chuck Wendig at http://terribleminds.com/ramble/blog/ often does a flash fiction challenge where he gives you a prompt and you write it on your blog, then put a link to it in the comments on his post. I keep meaning to do it, but I never get around to it. The last prompt was that the story had to start with a dead body. Maybe I’ll do the next one.
Oh nice! I’ll check it out. That sounds like fun!
I’m more in the “psychological camp” when it comes to thrillers and horrors.
That was a great story!
Thank you! I think psychological thrillers and horrors are actually scarier, for me anyway. 😀