Friday, August 24, 2007

This Week's Challenge

This Week’s Challenge:
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)

The Audition
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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  1. horror is definitely not my forte either.. but you did a really good job on this piece...

  2. This is a fine example of groan out loud horror. Well done. :)

    In reference to your comment at my place, who is MicroHorror?



  3. I am reading a few horror posts today. Enjoying those very much.


  4. That was scary, Thank you for sharing.

    Enjoy Life!

  5. That was pretty cool. It made me chuckle.

  6. 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 :-) Lyn

  7. That was cute!

    chrisd from writeandwhine

  8. 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.

  9. Thanks PJD, I guess I was getting at a little marital unfaithfulness? But maybe it didn't work. lol, Lyn

  10. 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.

  11. This was just plain funny. I read it aloud to my husband...He said, "No really. I vant to suck your blooood."

    I thought of Christopher Moore, too. Humor and horror go well together.


Keep it clean and positive. (And sorry about the word verification, but the spmb*ts are out in full force!)