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Horror Writers

  • I have a vague idea for a story that might be horror, though it’s more likely suspense. Interested to see what others have to say. I never care to watch any horror, no thank you, but I might have some interest in books. I certainly like to broaden my reading.

  • Sir Leeds started the topic Horror Story Ideas in the forum Horror writers 1 month ago

    If you’ve got an idea or maybe even a rough draft for a horror story, let’s see it. Let’s get this thread going! And if you’re not actively working on anything, maybe you could share one of your favorite horror stories and why it’s one of your favorites.

     

    I’ll break the ice with a few ideas I’ve had lately. Hopefully I’ll actually be able to…[Read more]

  • Avery_Diagham posted an update in the group Horror Writers 3 months, 4 weeks ago

    @Brian Stansill
    WOW your story is amazing!!

  • Avery_Diagham posted an update in the group Horror Writers 3 months, 4 weeks ago

    Hello fellow gouhlie lovers im Avery and im so excited to join!
    Do any of you guys know how to make my own colab page thx
    -Avery

  • Brian Stansell posted an update in the group Horror Writers 4 months, 4 weeks ago

    @hannahrenner
    @this-is-not-an-alien

    Cathy and Hannah,
    Just letting y’all know I posted my “scary stuff” here.

  • Brian Stansell posted an update in the group Horror Writers 4 months, 4 weeks ago

    So, since I have some spooky thriller stories, I thought I might post one here.
    It is unfinished by comes from a dream…nightmare…hard to describe. Doesn’t seem to fit in any of the 52 Challenges, but…here goes.
    Written Jan. 28, 2011
    “State of Panek”
    A man stood in the middle of the dirt road, legs firmly planted, breath steadily chugging…[Read more]

    • *staggers in super super late* I’m here!!
      Wow, that was a good shortstory. It was intense and left a lot to the readers’ imagination, the imagery for the theme was very vivid and clear but not gratuitous and it had a very punchy pace that kept me riveted until the end. At first I wasn’t sure the descriptions didn’t confuse rather than complim…[Read more]

      • Thanks, Cathy! It was something I was kinda kicking around trying to see what it would be like to write a creepy suspense thriller, but I was distracted from ever writing more on it. Just had some collections of ominous images and a few scenes, but that was it. I was calling it “State of Panek”, with the villain’s last name being “Panek”. It…[Read more]

    • Ooh I would read that! I loved the images like the mirror and the snappy dialogue. It would require a lot of deep characterization to really tap the theme which from the sample is already quite nicely laid. Maintaining intensity throughout would require a lot of emotional variety and range, I think that aligns smoothly with your current writing…[Read more]

      • You know, I never really thought about the vocabulary, until I started doing NaNoWriMo back a couple of years ago. I believe I am a panster, but there were some stories that I actually did an outline for…and generally followed. I guess it all depends. Sometimes the story dictates how I come at it. Sometimes it is merely a series of images,…[Read more]

    • Oh same here! I am 100% a panster in the first draft and get more and more planster in the subsequent drafts (I mean ya can’t edit a blank page ;). My mom’s always like ‘Why can’t you write happier stories?’ And I’m like ‘No but my subconscious won’t let me, the Angel of Muse is very strict (oh, have you seen the Phantom of the Opera?).’ Writi…[Read more]

  • On hands and knees, she crept between thorny bushes rotting fence: jacket still tied around her, puppy still wriggling at her belly.

    “Quiet Kazoo.” Her lips barely moved.

    Emily was a quiet girl, slight lisp due to her missing front tooth.  Freckles splattered her face, arms, and back.  Her red hair wisped around her round face.  Her cheeks we…[Read more]

  • Catholic Creed replied to the topic 52 Challenge in the forum Horror writers 8 months ago

    It’s a black flip-phone.

    That’s it.

    I have a contact list.

    I don’t answer unless a name appears.

    (Don’t tell anyone but sometimes I don’t answer then.)

    I’ve had it four years.

    Yesterday I learned how to change the ringtone.

    That’s right, yesterday.

    In case you haven’t noticed, I’m low-tech.

     

    It is… embarrassing that only yesterday I co…[Read more]

  • The rebel commander stormed across the parking-lot.  Her long-coat flew like batwings, dark as the sky above them.  Her hands swung loose at her side, seeming to point the driving wind and rain toward her enemies.  Her pace measured the distance between her and the foe and found it wanting.  Her bare, tattooed scalp reflected the searchlight, rai…[Read more]

  • Catholic Creed replied to the topic 52 Challenge in the forum Horror writers 10 months ago

    Look into the sky, little heart, and see the twinkling distant reaches.

    This is the last night.

    We all smelled it.  We all tasted it.  We all heard it.  We all felt it.  We all saw it.

    This is the last night.

    So little heart, reach your heart out: The stars are yours if you just reach.

    Go beyond the implants tangled in your body.

    Go bey…[Read more]

  • Cathy replied to the topic 52 Challenge in the forum Horror writers 10 months ago

    You enter, but leave your body behind. You can walk away but you can never leave. Not truly. We can always find you, darling. You remain in our cyborverse. Once you enter you can never leave. No one can stop you here if you’re good enough. There is no justice, there are no rules, no system, no confines. You are alone. But we’re always here, dar…[Read more]

  • Cathy replied to the topic 52 Challenge in the forum Horror writers 10 months, 1 week ago

    @hannahrenner

    Dang. That’s a punch story!

  • Its the little things in life, you know? Thunderclaps, lightning strikes, a cute little brother in your lap, a quirky kid’s show on the TV.  Little things.

    It really puts life in perspective.

    Especially when you realize you don’t have a little brother and you don’t know what day it is and this is not your house and that is not a thunderstorm.

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