Blooded: Droplets of Horror #2
Blooded is an experimental new feature on Sci-Fi & Scary that bloggers, readers, and authors are welcome to participate in. Consider this an open call for submissions in flash fiction horror.
Choose from one of the three sentence fragments below. Write 100 words or less, including the sentence fragment, in the horror genre. Post it in the comments below. This will happen every 2 weeks. Feel free to compliment each other, ask questions, etc, but don’t be a jerk. My ban hammer is a mighty hammer.
My Bloody Pick from last week’s submission comes from Laurie @ Bark’s Book Nonsense.
“Casey’s breath fogged the mirror as she leaned in closer to get a better look at the bloody itch on her neck.
Damn Mitchell. He’d marked her again, the insecure prick. She was still healing from the last time his fingernails scraped the shit out of her back. Last night was a mistake and now she was paying for it with this infernal itch.
As she peered closer, she thought saw something with tiny tentacles burrowing its way out of her body and, holy hell, every touch of those little suckers caused a ripple of pleasure to rush through her entire being even as it was taking her flesh along with it. . .” – Laurie, Bark’s Book Nonsense
Does that not just make your scalp crawl thinking about the tiny tentacles coming out? Gyargh!! Great job, Laurie!!
At the end of every month, I’ll feature the best of the lot in a Blooded mini-compilation with links to the appropriate websites/blog sites for those featured. If this takes off, and becomes a popular happening, I’ll do a best-of-the-best compilation in every June.
The prompts this week are:
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So, hop to it! Show me your scary side, in 100 words or less, in the comments below.
Entries will close Saturday, at 11:59 p.m. EST.
And, just because I firmly believe in CYA, folks, remember that by posting your piece of flash fiction in the comments below, you’re granting Sci-Fi & Scary the rights to reprint/re-use digitally (for compilations on site or in upcoming newsletter) free of charge. If at any point you don’t wish for your entry to be included in any lists or compilations on the site, just let me know via an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll yank it.
PS: Don’t freak out if your post doesn’t immediately show in the comments. I keep a tight rein on the comments, and have to approve most things before they ‘show up’.