Prompt: When a vampire feeds on you they rapidly whither and die, while your own youth and vitality is restored. For centuries you have sought out and allowed these vile creatures to seduce you in order to sustain your own existence and end their reigns of terror in a single night.
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It contains my folksy weird fiction story, “Time Stops in the Smoke.” Which is about the loss and returning of a loved one, set in the woods of the Appalachian Trail. It has hiking, woods, and a witch. What more could you want?
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Prompt: Legend tells of a princess guarded by a dragon, but when you arrive to save the princess, you’re confused as to why the ‘fair’ princess is viciously attacking you and why the ‘fierce’ dragon is calling for aid.
Prompt: You just bought a new metal detector. Before you go use it, you jokingly point it at your arm. It starts to beep rapidly.
Up until reading The Very Best of Caitlín R. Keirnan, I’ve only read Keirnan’s book, Black Helicopters, and her short stories “Fish Brides,” “On the Reef,” and “The Transition of Elizabeth Haskings” in the anthology Weirder Shadows over Innsmouth. I enjoyed them all, but as I read and finished The Very Best, I became entirely engrossed by Kiernan’s prose and her work.
Prompt: As you’re returning to port you see a woman on island needing rescue. Her motorboat is old but she appears to have been their only a few days. You take her aboard and you realize while talking to the crew everyone describes her in radically different ways varying in height, weight, race, etc. Continue reading Writing Prompt #79 — The Ever-Changing Woman
Suicide House Publishing’s anthology Scary Snippets: Halloween is out now (albeit this post is a bit late)! It contains tons of micro-fiction spooky and horror stories, including three of my own: “The Hallowed Place,” “Repercussions of Destruction,” and “Past the Lantern.”
You can purchase it on Amazon.