The holidays are a fun time, yeah?
From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, a stretch of joyous merriment! Tinsel and blinky lights! Snow and elves and great meals and good cheer and magic all around.
Which sounds to me like a phenomenal recipe for horror.
The holidays are in fact ripe with horror — meat and candy, mythological creatures who spy on you, winter hellscapes, animated toys. So many options for terror!
And so, that is your job, this week. To write a flash fiction — let’s up the story length to 2000 words — where you write a holiday horror story. Theme it to this time of year and to the holidays nestled in over the next month, and have fun with it. You can be gory or reserved, you can aim for psychological horror or more mythic madness. Lovecraftian? Slasher tale? Ghost story?
Your story is due by next Friday, noon EST.
Post at your website and link back here.
Ho ho ho horror! On monster, on necromancer, on vomit, on cancer!
Oh! And this is also the time when I recommend the EROTIC HORROR CLASSIC —
Santa Steps Out.
By Robert Devereaux.
It is seriously fucking amazing.
No, I’m not kidding.