Create a character in a genre you would normally avoid.
(in my case that would be vampire horror)
(also remember this is a first draft with very little editing as per the rules)
by Lyn Perry
"How were the auditions?" my wife asked when I finally plopped down beside her in bed.
"Horrendous," I replied. "So many stupid genre stereotypes I practically laughed my way through the day."
"I vant to suck your blooood," my wife teased.
"Exactly!" I chuckled, but not really amused.
"No, really. I vant to suck your blooood," she persisted.
"What are you talking about?" I turned to face my wife - who wasn't exactly my wife. There was something... "Ahhh," I cried as she attacked my neck.
"You weren't the only one holding auditions today, my sweet," she murmured, right before I joined her for eternity.
Although I'm not really into horror, I do have a couple of micro-fiction pieces up at MicroHorror. My first stab at this genre (if you get my meaning ;-) is a piece all writers can relate to titled, "Show, Don't Tell" (95 words). Plus, a little "horror humor" story was accepted titled, "The Time Had Come" (202 words). Sweet dreams!
UPDATE 8.25.07 - The above story was accepted by MicroHorror!
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horror is definitely not my forte either.. but you did a really good job on this piece...ReplyDelete
This is a fine example of groan out loud horror. Well done. :)ReplyDelete
In reference to your comment at my place, who is MicroHorror?
I am reading a few horror posts today. Enjoying those very much.ReplyDelete
That was scary, Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
That was pretty cool. It made me chuckle.ReplyDelete
Thanks for all your comments. I just can't seem to get away from "horror humor" lol. Maybe that's a new sub-genre: G Rated Horror :-) LynReplyDelete
i enjoyed this very much.ReplyDelete
That was cute!ReplyDelete
chrisd from writeandwhine
Maybe I've been working too hard today, but I don't get what she says at the end. I do like the "No, really" part with the repetition of the tired stereotype. Cute.ReplyDelete
Thanks PJD, I guess I was getting at a little marital unfaithfulness? But maybe it didn't work. lol, LynReplyDelete
Let me just say that I liked this. It was very short. It made search for more. reminds me of the comic horror of Christopher Moore.ReplyDelete
This was just plain funny. I read it aloud to my husband...He said, "No really. I vant to suck your blooood."ReplyDelete
I thought of Christopher Moore, too. Humor and horror go well together.