Last week: horror as spam.
The country’s in EBOLA PANIC, going so far as to elect an Ebola Czar. (Did you know that vending machines kill 13 people a year? I look forward to our new Vending Machine Czar to address this grave concern.) Disease of course freaks people out. And next Friday? Halloween. The time of horror!
Which means it’s time for you to freak people out with disease.
Write 1000 words of flash fiction.
It should be horror.
It should feature disease as an axis of that horror.
That’s it. That’s the mission.
Write it at your blog or online space.
Link back here.
Due by Halloween, noon, EST.
96 responses to “Flash Fiction Challenge: Diseased Horror”
[…] All Hallow’s Eve Eve, so this week’s Flash Fiction Challenge of course involves horror. Inspired by the fact that Ebola hysteria is running rampant through […]
This might not have turned out as well as I wanted — too serious to be slapstick, trying too hard for a punchline to be horror. But the dozen political calls a day and hundreds of TV ads every day may be having an effect on my brain.
Coming in late, and I will have to read other entries later and comment – busy work /life schedule – but here is my entry, it is over the word limit, but I didn’t want to pare it down for some reason … Computer Virus http://colinjkeats.wordpress.com/2014/10/31/computer-virus/
Okay. A lot of firsts here, including my first time posting here, my first attempt at flash fiction and honestly, the first fiction I’ve written in about 25 years. Well, that I’ve finished, anyway. I have a feeling I’m going to have that “first workout muscle pain” when I wake up.
I don’t think I’ve ever written horror before (which is probably why it still ended up being set on a different planet), but here goes:
[…] the flash fiction contest over at terribleminds. The theme was disease and horror. Happy Halloween from Sitting In […]
Interregnum: 144 words of disease and horror. Happy Halloween everyone!
It’s really only the beginning of a story…
Better late than sorry, or whatever that phrase is…here’s my take on diseased horror (with a lot less horror, actually, but …meh. Hey, I got it done, okay?! stop breathing down my neck! jeez…
Here we go:
[…] I may be misquoting him, but it’s what I’ve synthesized from him. It’s fitting that the prompt today from terribleminds works in nicely with The Afflicted. I was actually pissed that I had to stop at 1000 words on the […]