Last week’s challenge, “Five Ingredients Make A Story,” is right here.

First, a little bit of housekeeping — time to announce the winner of the last two winnable challenges!

The Game of Aspects: Shiri Sondheimer! Won for her story: MEAL.

For the “Scary Story In Three Sentences,” I declare Joe Hart the winner for this one:

“I’ll see you in little bits!” Allen called over his shoulder as he made his way to the entry of the house.

“What?” his wife asked over the hum of her hairdryer.

“You heard me,” Allen said nodding to the man with the fire axe as they passed each other in the hall.

Congrats! Both of you should email me at terribleminds at gmail dot com.

Now, let’s jump into this week’s challenge.

Get your d10s or your random number generator, word-cobblers.

It’s time for another game of aspects.

Three categories — this time, a mix of Horror Subgenre, Conflict, Setting and Must Feature Ingredient.

You know the drill:

Choose one from each category. I’ll offer the variant rule that you may ignore one category if you see fit.

The way you choose one from each category is either a) you just fucking pick one because you are the master of your own destiny b) you roll a 10-sided die or c) you use a number generator like this one right here.

Write a piece of flash fiction up to 1000 words.

Post at your online space.

Link back here.

Due by noon on October 31st, which is not Friday, but rather, Wednesday.

And it’s Halloween, so.

Let’s rock.

Horror Subgenre

Ghost Story



Erotic Horror

Vampire Fiction

Southern Gothic

Weird Tales

Psychological Horror




Nature Attacks!

Man Versus His Own Waning Sanity!


Besieged By The Enemy!

Broken Home!




Love Gone Wrong!

Evil Awakens!


Insane Asylum

Small Town, America

Abandoned Space Station

Old Silver Mine


High School

The Jungle

Strip Club

An Airplane Mid-Flight

Beneath The Sea

Must Feature Ingredient



Succubus / Incubus

Sentient Fungus

Blood Magic

Creature From The Moon

An Ancient Curse

Stage Magic


An Evil Doctor