Friday, October 5, 2012


It's Flash Fiction Friday once again kiddies. And not only that, but it's the very first FFF in my favorite month. Yes, Halloween is nearly upon us, and as a horror writer I tend to get all excited this time of year. The air is growing a bit chilly, streets are scattered with fallen leaves, football season is in full swing, and the kids are back in school. What's not to love about Autumn? And did I mention that during this time of year, the veil between the living and the dead is at its thinnest? That's right, the ghoul you just slipped a snickers bar to might be an actual monster.
Anyhow, I digress. I could speak about all manners of beasties and critters forever, telling scary stories and what-not, but why get into all that, when today a picture is worth a hundred words (like my segue?)

“I’ll love you forever,” Bill looked into her eyes and smiled. “No matter what, I’ll be with you on our wedding day.” Blood spilled from the corner of his mouth. If he said anything else Rachel couldn’t hear him. The wail of incoming sirens drowned out the world, the flashing strobes painting the night.

Ten years later, and Rachel still remembered that promise. Her new fiancé waited outside, along with a hundred friends and family members. They waited for her, but she waited for someone else.

In the distance, just inside the shadows of the woods, Bill lurched ever closer.
As always, there are others out there enjoying the fun of writing 100 words from the very same picture. I am sure they are VERY different from mine, but I figured since this is October, I should head to my roots and go with something a little spooky, a liitle different.
Check out these other amazing authors and their version of what the above picture means:
S. J. Maylee:
Naomi Shaw:
Angelica Dawson:

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  1. Oooh I have shivers running down me now. I started off sad. There is a lot more to this one I sense. Great flash

  2. dun dun dun... what is he going to do when he arrives? Eat the groom? Great flash

  3. That was entirely creepy, I loved it. All the questions are entirely intriguing. I agree with Naomi, there is a lot more here. Bills there, but what is he going to do? I want to know!! Fab flash.

  4. This gave me chills and goosebumps in a great way. At first I thought it was vampire related but then when the sirens came in, I thought omg. Will she marry or forever want to be with Bill? Will she move on after 10 years? I'm hooked. I want to know what may happen for these three. :)

  5. What took him so long! And will she still want him when she sees him? Lurching has an ominous sound. Hope he doesn't want to kill her and take her with him. Definately creepy. Loved it!