FLASH FICTION CHALLENGE: Horror in three sentences

Who’s in the mood for a little Friday flash fiction challenge? Hmm?

Psycho-mother-4-5-10-kcChuck Wendig posted his weekly prompt and I thought it looked like fun (hard, but fun). In this one, you have to write a  horror story (with a beginning, a middle and an end) in only three sentences. I don’t know if I can do it, but I think I’m going to try. And I think you should too.

As I’ve mentioned before, I believe participating in these challenges is a great way to improve your writing. They quickly teach you how to show a story rather than tell one. So, even if you have no interest in becoming a short story author, these challenges will help you, trust me. Just remember: Enter to learn, not to win. That’s my personal motto.

To read more about this challenge, click here. You have until NEXT Friday to finish it, so there’s plenty of time.

3 thoughts on “FLASH FICTION CHALLENGE: Horror in three sentences

  1. Interesting. I’m supposed to be writing, but as I scrolled through my list of “follow” blogs, I found this. And, here’s my feeble attempt at horror.

    She grabbed foil wrapped hand he shoved at her and with trembling fingers, she tried to obey his command, but the frozen female hand didn’t match the cold, male handless body on the gurney.
    “Deliver me from hell!” she shouted, holding back the bile rising in her throat while her nerves raced on adrenaline.
    Swinging the hand with force untold, she struck her captor in the face, long fingernails scraping flesh, escaping the building and disappearing into the night.


    Linda Joyce


    1. Ooh, creepy! I’m still trying to write mine (horror’s hard, especially in just three sentences!). Make sure you post this on Chuck Wendig’s blog too! You just might win the prize he’s offering this week.


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