So, given this interaction and also the release of Riley Sager’s FINAL GIRLS, I figure today’s flash fiction challenge would be cool if it played with the slasher movie story type — so, write a story that has something to do in some way with a slasher film narrative. (Think, Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, so on, so forth.) It can be a horror story or not — feel free to play with this story type in the context of other genres. It also doesn’t need to be a slasher story itself if you don’t want — it just needs to use the idea in some way. (Maybe the characters totally love slasher movies, f’rex.)
Sharpen the knife. Have fun.
Length: ~1500 words
Due by: August 4th, Friday, noon EST
30 responses to “Flash Fiction Challenge: Slasher Movie Edition”
Yuck. Enjoyed that.
Thank you both… I thought to turn it around and work it so the survivor did the slicing and dicing… 😛 And I worked it from the South to give it that ol’-fashioned, grizzly kinda feel!
It wouldn’t let me comment on your site. But yeah. Truth. Good ending.
Pity it wouldn’t let you comment… bummer. 🙁
But glad you enjoyed it! 🙂
Try commenting again. I’ve fixed the settings up so it’s easier.
Ha, now I see why you commented on the knife in my story. You know way too much about what blade makes the perfect murder machine. Way too much. Glad we live on different land masses.
My search history is scary.
[…] This is another 3-hour-session flash fiction, based on a prompt from Terrible Minds. […]
“Lasagna and Successes” A woman discovers a terrible secret, and chooses to solve her problems with lasagna. This one went dark. http://www.mdflyn.com/lasagna-successes-original-flash-fiction/
This might end up being the scariest story here, but not for the reason you’d usually think. Absolutely chilling.
Thanks! I was trying to grab you by that bit.
Here’s a story about a superpowered soldier who is basically a serial killer.
This week’s challenge was a perfect continuation of the thread I’ve been weaving in the Origin Universe of late. Thanks for this fertile bed of inspiration!
[…] (I also used a second prompt this time. It came from the greatest penmonkey of them all, Chuck Wendig.) […]
I used the prompt to help along the next part to a serial story I’ve been writing. https://adanramie.com/free-fiction-dropping-bombs/
Same here! Sometimes a good old fashioned flash fiction is just what I need to get the juices flowing. BTW, your story was tense and suspenseful. Very nice!
[…] week, we got the Slasher Movie Edition of the Chuck Wendig Flash Fiction Challenge, in which we were given 1,500 words to hearken to […]
This made me think of the first time I watched Friday The 13th Part 2. And that led to this. Please to enjoy.
Not a genre I like, but here’s “Spilling His Heart”:
[…] flash fiction challenge from Chuck Wendig. Enjoy! Or maybe […]
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a slasher movie that wasn’t in some part a parody of the genre, but here’s my take: https://evathereseebert.wordpress.com/2017/08/03/slasher-movie-edition/
I have no idea where this came from, it kind of just unspooled from my head and, yeah, it’s a weird one.
This was more fun than it should have been. http://grahamwho.com/grahamwrites/2017/08/03/flash-fiction-family-visit/
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Here’s mine, thanks!
[…] was originally inspired by Chuck Wendig’s slasher-prompt. But as I’m absolutely, completely illiterate when it comes to horror and its subgenres (and […]
It’s called a challenge, isn’t it? So, it doesn’t matter if someone who is a complete horror illiterate takes a bit longer, right? And misses the target by… dunno, half a dozen subgenres? Anyway, this *was* inspired by this prompt, even if it’s not strictly slasher. But it’s violent. That’s gotta be enough, right?