Blooded: Droplets of Horror #2

Blooded: Droplets of Horror

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:

Droplet 1:

panicked gasp

Droplet 2:

scream shattered

Droplet 3:

a rivulet of


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, 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’.

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5 Responses to Blooded: Droplets of Horror #2

  1. Laurie says:

    Cool! This was my first time doing anything like this and it was a lot of fun. My first version included all three prompts, was super gory and nearly a short story in length. Editing myself down to 100 words was rough and I still went over 🙂

  2. Jay Wilson says:

    His scream shattered the darkness but weakened into pathetic panicked gasps as the knife slipped into him. Bloody rivulets poured over his abdomen, stippling the floor below.

    I thought the countenance of terror of the man who broke me, who robbed my innocence, would make me feel better. It didn’t, but in some way, I was already feeling good about having stuck the knife into him. So, I worried that by gaining some kind of pleasure from his face might mean that I had slipped into pure madness. I looked away, and stabbed him again.

    He cried.

    My body tingled.


    My blog is locked down for now, so if I do get mentioned later, can the link point to my author page instead?

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