Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Short on Halloween! Two Sentence Stories and TRILLER: a Short Film/Video

My son had a great idea for Halloween week: the two sentence horror story. We put out the word and had a great response, so much so that I thought it was worthy of sharing. If you  like some of these, visit their website or their facebook page, please give a shout out in the comments, or add one of your own.

Me-The dull eyes of his severed head stared up at me from the water. "I didn't realize you would float," I said, "but they'll never find the other pieces."

Toby Neal She woke, hung over, and shuffled into the kitchen after discovering she was out of aspirin. She opened the coffee can, and it was empty.

Mark Newbold A sharp pain in her right eye roused her from sleep, tiny stiff fingers were pulling frantically at her eyelid. The Harlequin marionette normally dangling akimbo on her bed post was lying prone at her side.

Darren Rome Leo Michele Bachman is president. Palin is VP.

Theron Tatum Her bags where pack, her finger nails were still in his back. He had a black eye he won that fight, so much complaining, she had to die.

Jamie Bruno Grandmother snatched the trapdoor under the kitchen table, fixing me with a liquid eye as old boards screamed. "Little boys who can't keep their mouths shut will have plenty of time to bawl in here."

Ben Ditmars She drank blood from her favorite wine glass, looking at his body on the floor. It wasn't the best first date she could remember, but it was close.

Michelle Berthiaume Darkness like a cancer spread through the house peeling back the cracked plaster of the flesh-colored walls, exposing her breasts in the moonlight peering in through a crack in the heavy, red-linen drapes. Soundlessness filled the room where Kelly lay sprawled, as death crept silently into her dreams, pushing back the soft folds of consciousness with the edge of the blade used to peel open oysters from their sanctuary. Fyrecurl@wordpress.com

William Teague Just a routine colonoscopy. As I came out of the twilight sedation I looked up to find myself in the hands of two hideous creatures placing my insides on a crystal operating table.

Jo Ann Eby true events can sometimes make the best scary stories.... As the storm moved out of the area, she settled in for a good night"s sleep. There was nothing else to do. Lightening had knocked off the electricity/ After falling into a deep sleep, she was awakened by a blood curdling scream and a gun shot. Terrified, she lay very still in her bed trying to remember if she had locked the door. Then she realized the electric had come back on and the tv was on.

Jo Ann Eby It was getting dark so she chose to take the short cut through a grove of trees to get to her destination quicker. Being careful to not slip and fall and tumble down the hill to the highway below , she stepped carefully hearing every little noise along the way. Suddenly, a big shadow jumps out in front of her. She screams before realizing the shadow was her own.

Adam Zobel The strangely silent breakfast continued until finally my father lowered his newspaper and reached for his coffee. Adrenaline shot a burning taste into my mouth as I realized that my father was not my father, but a clown, and my mother as she finally turned, was not my mother.

Justin Bogdanovitch Her fingernails raked across the chalkboard.
"Class, this is my detention," said Mrs. Appelbaum, who never met a child she couldn't make cry, and loved the challenge.

Rob Greene It was a dark and stormy night at the Tea Party headquarters. Suddenly, a thought rang out. www.rwwgreene.com

Joan Raymond Around midnight, only the flickering of the TV lit the room as the cat curled next to me on the couch. Scratching noises behind the mini blinds sent a chill down my spine when I realized I’d never be able to shut the window in time. http://joanraymondwriting.wordpress.com

Ann Wertz Garvin Bankruptcy. Pregnant.

Rob Greene I peered blearily up at the naked redneck, the mullet that had seemed so attractive at the bar now looking like a horse's beshitted tail. "Dang rubber broke," he said.
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Ted Flanagan The twin boys looked up at their father, and said: "Chuck E. Cheese, please."

  Michelle Berthiaume Didn't I just do this already, she thought. Then, suddenly Kelly said do it again. Oooiiiii. Fyrecurl@wordpress.com

Roxie Herman DEAD SILENCE The street was dark and empty, the blade so sharp she didn't feel it slice through her throat; but she watched, fascinated, as the blood spurted over her fingers. He waited until her eyes rolled back, then slowly walked around the corner shedding his jacket and gloves.

Jerry Ludlum The moon was full and the night was cool. I felt a presence then the boney hand touched my shoulder.

Jay Kendall Mcbee Jesus wept. Blood.

Sandy Keith I was throwing a lit cherry bomb out of my car into a group trick or treaters and forgot to roll down the glass.. Great balls of fire.
Cynthia Meyers-Hanson I went to bed after I bumped my head. Even though I was conscious that it was raining and pouring, I never fully woke, again. http://mchanson714.weebly.com/

But why stop at stories? Below is an original short film/music video by my good friend Sam King. Check it out then tweet him at @SK4mc and let him know you loved it!