Time for another flash fiction challenge! This is another longer one, so if you can’t do 1,000 words in the next week, move along. I’m particularly fond on this one, as it is in my wheelhouse. I love the paranormal, and I have been researching various aspects of it for most of my life. My home library is almost exclusively paranormally and supernaturally themed, from novels to short stories to references books. It’s my thing. This week, I’m going to make it your thing.
This week’s challenge is to write me a ghost story.
Your job is to write a 1,000 word story that will give me the chills and keep me up at night. I want you to write something that will terrify your readers and maybe even give them nightmares. Cruel? Maybe. Warn them if you want. If it will make you feel better about scaring people. I don’t care whether it’s a typical campfire story or some other crazy concept no one has ever read before. That part is on you. The only rules I’m giving is the word count and the genre.
You have until noon (PST) on Friday, August 14th
Write the short story and post it on your blog, website, whatever you use to share your writing online, and comment with a link to it here on this post so that everyone can find it.
Go write some awesomeness and check back with your story link! Can’t wait to see what people come up with. 😉
PS, if your story is NSFW, please state that in the comment along with the link just in case.