Same rules apply.
Go there. Read up on the stories. Pick one that already has its second part written as per the last challenge. Then, it’s time to finish it. Do not choose one where you have already written. Choose a new one. Continue the tale and, more importantly, conclude the tale. Make sure to drop links to the previous two stories — and author credit to those writers! — in your new post.
Due by Friday, Oct 28th, noon EST.
Write up to 1000 words.
Leave a link in the comments below, and again, be sure to share credit where due.
36 responses to “Flash Fiction Challenge: Finish That Scary Story”
I would like to finish The Dark Fairy
I would like to finish Shana Horn’s story at http://slwhshorts.blogspot.com/2016/10/part-1.html.
Shana – I had already picked out your story before I read your comment – I promise!
I have included the link which has parts I & II as well. 😀
Nice ending. I wondered if the boy would make a comeback 😉 I’ll add a link to it at the end of my post too. Thanks for finishing the story.
Hey, you’re welcome. Being an Aussie, I thought to use my favourite holiday place in the story to give it a real feel… Brunswick Heads is a real place, so is Harry’s Hill… and I’ve been to that very place on New Year’s Day – very quiet and secluded on such a day. 😀 For such a small town, Brunswick Heads knows how to party. 😀
I also used to own a copy of ‘The Amityville Horror’ for a split-second… 😛 Not a book for the faint-hearted…. so I used a few things out of that; as well as some things from other horror movies and books I’ve seen and read. 🙂
I finished “The Dark Fairy.” Hope it lives up to expectations!
I plonked the original texts (with links back to the originals) into my blog for ease of reading; hope that’s okay. You can read the whole thing, including the final bloody chapter, here: https://accidentallyinspired.com/2016/10/23/flash-fiction-horror-collaboration-the-dark-fairy/
Here is my ending to Stranger at the table
Part one is here https://cheesywriterblog.wordpress.com/2016/10/14/stranger-at-the-table/
and part two is here https://mxgomez.wordpress.com/2016/10/20/stranger-at-table-part-ii/
I’ve really enjoyed doing this challenge and I’ve learned heaps too, about Iowa and drying corn, and cars and what music is popular in Iowa apart from Taylor Swift and Eminem (scary). And I learned that Humansville is a real place and not just a made up name, go figure. 🙂 This isn’t the ending that I had in mind when I started writing because that one would have been four times the word limit but I am quite pleased with it just the same. Hope you like it too.
Thanks for bringing my little beginning to an awesome conclusion, particularly the empowerment aspect of it. I’m glad you liked the setting. I wanted to engage in the horror-aspects of large scale rural agriculture (yes to corn drying for storage and gravity bins and grain elevators and wild pigs!). My maternal grandmother’s family are hog farmers in rural Missouri. There are some real dark stories from that branch of the family tree, so I’ve always found the mid-west eerie. Great job!
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I have also concluded the Dark Fairy story with Rosemary Carlson’s Act 1, and StarNinja’s Act 2.
Apologies in advance for going over the 1,000 word limit, but it got quite fun writing this one.
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Here is the pingback to all three parts (I wrote Part 3) to Shana Horn’s story). https://rosemarycarlson.com/2016/10/24/collaborative-horror-story/
Here are the URLs to Parts 1 and 2: http://slwhshorts.blogspot.com/2016/10/part-1.html for Part 1 and https://cheesywriterblog.wordpress.com/2016/10/17/collaborative-story-horror-part-ii/ for Part 2
I have completed what is fondly called the Fat Man in a Toilet story.
Part one by Sertysh: https://hikelylads.wordpress.com/author/sertysh/
Part two by Rebekah Spark: http://www.cre8tivelife.net/flash-fiction/flash-fiction-scary-story-challengepart-two-of-sertyshs-story
Their parts are wonderfully eerie.
The last part can be found here: https://cheesywriterblog.wordpress.com/2016/10/24/collaborative-story-part-iii/
I hope I didn’t take too many liberties with the story line, but certainly enjoyed doing it.
It is now 7:30pm and I’m alone in the commercial kitchen, a long, dark stretch of gravel and yard between me and my house, and am utterly creeped out after completing the story. I might have to call my mate to bring a flashlight. Mission accomplished?
Here is my conclusion of What Lurks in Shadows: https://linemeetsand.com/short-stories/what-lurks-in-shadows/
I linked to Part I (By Matthew Gomez) and Part II (By Skye) on my page for easy, contiguous reading. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it. This was a fantastic exercise.
Awesome! So glad you both decided to carry my humble beginning through.
Flash fiction challenge: Scary Story Part 3
Author of Part One: Chris Chambers http://chambone.blogspot.co.za/2016/10/flash-fiction-challenge.html?zx=c11d56571ce107ec
Author of Part Two: Sertysh https://hikelylads.wordpress.com/2016/10/18/flash-fiction/
and author of Part Three : https://wordpress.com/post/kim153.wordpress.com/718
Thanks Chris and Sertysh for making a great story to finish.
I wrote an end cap to Black Dog.
Part I: http://jemimapett.com/blog/2016/10/07/fridayflash-fiction-spooky-tales-1-black-dog/
Part II: https://kim153.wordpress.com/2016/10/19/scary-story-part-two-of-jemima-petts-story-black-dog
Part III: https://mxgomez.wordpress.com/2016/10/26/black-dog-part-iii-a-chuck-wendig-challenge/
Thanks to both of them for giving me a great setup for the end.
I did a part 3 to the part 2 written by Matt Pavlak (and part 1 written by Nate Sherif).
Part 1: https://linemeetsand.com/2016/10/13/flash-fiction-challenge/
Part 2: https://accidentallyinspired.com/2016/10/15/ashore-flash-fiction-horror-pt-2/
My Part 3: http://runnerskye.ca/flash-fiction-challenge-scary-story-part-3/
Great twist at the end. I loved it!
I didn’t see you had also done this story, we must have been “awaiting moderation” at the same time (and I already posted this in the wrong place under my own story).
And by the way, I love how you finished the story! It’s great to see how both our stories are similar in the lady being the enemy of the creature, yet go in different directions. And oh your ending… that’s brilliant!
Thanks! I really liked your ending as well. It’s great how two people take the same story and do two completely different things with it.
Finding a story that wasn’t yet finished was hard… But there was one still hidden, and one I liked besides.
Part One by Nate F is here: https://linemeetsand.com/2016/10/13/flash-fiction-challenge/
Part Two, Ashore, by Pavowski, is here: https://accidentallyinspired.com/2016/10/15/ashore-flash-fiction-horror-pt-2/
And Part Three, Confrontation, by me, is here: https://medium.com/@VicenteLRuiz/confrontation-103780bd31d1#.labmg82oi
Thanks for the two first parts!
I really enjoyed that read. Great job!
Many thanks! (I thought I had already answered your comment, but it seems I didn’t. Or maybe it’s awaiting moderation and I’ll have a double post, who knows).
I particularly enjoy Josiah’s practicality in the face of horror with the “iron rusts, miss” line.
Hee hee, I wanted to reflect that after being overwhelmed by the circumstanes, the poor old sailor just falls back to what he knows better.
O, I see Skye has also done this story. I hate the “awaiting moderation” part (though I understand it).
I’m working on “Witching Weather” by Rebecca Douglass and Vicente L Ruiz. Will post all 3 links when I am done 🙂
Cool! I can’t wait!
Part 1: http://www.ninjalibrarian.com/2016/10/friday-flash-witching-weather.html
Part 2: https://medium.com/@VicenteLRuiz/more-witching-weather-342a0e424f72#.gmkq9ltlw
Part 3: https://sugarandmice.wordpress.com/2016/10/28/a-scary-story-part-3-witching-weather/
That was amazing! I just loved how you gave it yet another point of view and (sort of) gave it a resolution and tied the loose ends. What a great ending!
Thank you – I am so glad that you enjoyed it!
Slightly late…I never found Part 2 for Doug K Zeigler’s “Genetics of Revenge,” but I was able to imagine a Part 3 (which explains why it’s not happening in real life!).
Part 1: https://scotchfullyyours.wordpress.com/2016/10/14/the-genetics-of-revenge/
Part 3: http://priscillaking.blogspot.com/2016/10/terrible-minds-genetics-of-revenge-part.html
I’m really bummed that nobody wanted to finish ‘Bubble’… not even a part 2 for me to finish it off in my own time.
that sucks like nothing else.
Guess I gave everyone something that was in the too hard basket.