Starting with my partner, Denise Covey's thrilling Beauty and the Beast tale, to L. G. Keltner's scary stranger on the porch, tap, tap, tapping, or LauraClipson's ghost story that teaches us not to ever say aloud that we don't believe in ghosts, lest we become haunted!
Then there's Sally Stackhouse's heartfelt tale of Sean and his grandma discussing the possibility of ghosts, goblins, and witches and Michelle Wallace's drabble about the descent into madness, or Nilanjana Bose's unique take on the sale of mother's milk. What a scary proposition.
Remember the Druid Princess's revenge in Deborah Drucker's tale, or Robyn Campbell's poem inspired by her years of spending Halloween staring in a window, and D G Hudson's sleepwalking, cemetery-seeking child, a mother's worst nightmare.
Who could have guessed that a body shop could be so frightening? Madilyn Quinn did, and then Olga Odim brought us the humor of a naked mermaid costume, and J Lenni Dorner taught us the reason for counting to ten, a very scary reason.
Feather Stone gave us an excerpt with a woman willing to fight for her life, and Roland Yeoman's made us all shiver with the vengeful ghosts of Lakota lore, and then there's Arpan Ghosh's tale that warns not only the children, but adults too--do not talk to strangers!
C. Lee McKenzie reminded us how it feels when we forget to buy that bag of candy before the monsters arrive, and Kate McManus reminded us what a great storyteller Charles Dickens was, while Toi Thomas showed us a monster beyond evil.
In addition, the amazing Samantha Redstreake Geary gave us a feast for the ears, eyes, and heart with a new version of Hansel & Gretel, and Raelene Purtill reminded us how smothering it can feel to be in a crowd, while Bish Denham gave us a moving gravesite.
Jeff Whichello introduced us to the man-eating skunk monster alleged to exist today, and Patrick Coholan reminded us the terror a ticking clock can inspire, or that coveting the grocer could lead to a werewolf attack. Gah!
Hart Johnson created a discussion about fear, and Nancy Williams told us a true ghost story, and Donna Hole (dolorah) reminded us that the true monsters are real--very, very real, and could be our neighbor.
And over to Denise...let's start and finish with your hosts!
Thanks Yolanda for the wrap up. Now how about Yolanda Renee's story, folks? Starts off with a delicious soak in lavender bubbles and ends with an ax(e) murderer coming at ya! Gah! What a chilling expose of the beast in the basement childhood fear.
Thank you, all of you for your amazing posts.
This is one Halloween Challenge
for the record books - such amazing stories!
Are you getting ready for the month of NaNoWriMo?
We are and then we're back for the December Challenge
Holiday Celebrations that are out of this world!
But before that look for
the winners announcement.
I have been loving the creativity, and marvelling at the minds and imaginations working in overdrive - causing mine to follow suit. I have a few left to read, but applaud all those who contributed.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much EC fsor getting around and reading these entries! Weren't they excellent? Now our judge has such a hard time ahead of her. Yolanda and I had enough grief choosing the 3 to send Annalisa!Delete
Looking forward to seeing you participating again. Have been loving your photo posts on your blog. Awesomeness!
There were some extremely chilling stories to be read. I loved all the scaryness, the creep factors. The downright horror. I may have missed a few stories, got really busy at home this weekend. Thank you ladies for hosting this awesome fear fest :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Donna! You can imagine how difficult it was for Annalisa to separate the 3 we chose. This one was one of the best hops for reading in my opinion. Glad you enjoyed it and participated in the creepiness offering!Delete
This was just a magnificently gruesome set of flashes, enjoyed each and every entry. Thanks Yolanda and Denise for hosting.ReplyDelete
It was amazing! Well done, everyone!Delete
There were some excellent entries for this blog hop, I enjoyed reading every single one :)ReplyDelete
The surprises came from those who said they'd never attempted horror before, too! Loved that!Delete
And thank you for being a great commenter Laura! WEP thrives on readers as well as writers!Delete
Thank you ladies for hosting the awesome WEPFF Hallowe'en Edition!ReplyDelete
I enjoyed the pieces that I got a chance to read. Actually, I'm STILL doing the rounds, trying to read as many as possible...
We love this challenge, and while we try to figure out our schedule for next year, Halloween is not one we would skip. It's just too much fun! Thanks Michelle, we appreciate the support, and all the writers appreciate the comments!Delete
This was such a fun challenge full of wonderfully chilling stories, and I'm definitely looking forward to joining in on the next one!ReplyDelete
Such good news, LG, It was indeed one of the best challenges for the high-quality flashes and poems which made it so hard to choose winners!Delete
I really like these challenges and look forward to next. It was great to read all the posts. I think I did read them all. :)ReplyDelete
Deborah it is wonderful to have your enthusiastic support. So much more reading/commenting this time. But the stories drew you in, didn't they?Delete
It was nice joining in for the challenge. Happy candy day! A bit of magic for October.ReplyDelete
Thank you! Happy candy day to you too!Delete
This was such a fun & fabulous line up of talented storytellers. A great way to celebrate the Halloween spirit!ReplyDelete
Yes it was a great challenge Sam! Happy Halloween!Delete
Sounds like I missed some Amazing stories... Hopefully I can stalk a bit later this week!ReplyDelete
Congrats to all the authors and their amazing talents! Sorry I missed this one ladies! But I know you understand!
We know of your busy life remodelling, travelling and house hunting Michael! And writing blurbs and synopses for needy writers! Thank you!Delete
If you can get around and read some stories you won't be disappointed. :-)
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