Friday, 26 October 2012

Spooktacular Blogfest!



 Happy Almost Halloween!



Today is the start of the awesome Spooktoberfest, hosted by Jackie and Dani! Let me tell ya, these ladies know how to host kickass blogfests, and this one is no exception! 

Here's the rules: 



Requirements:

1.  Your Flash Fiction piece cannot be any longer than 300 words. Sorry… that’s part of the challenge. It can be scary, comical, romantic, whatever you choose. Just be creative!
2.  You must use the MANDATORY 5 words listed below 
   cobweb(s) 
   cauldron(s) 
   jack-o-lantern(s)
   ghost(s)
  razor(s)
3.  Post your Flash Fiction piece on your blog anytime between ...
Friday Oct. 26 - Monday, Oct. 29th.  The contest ends at 11:59 p.m. Monday.
4.  Follow Dani and myself if you don’t already. We will follow back.
5.  It’s a blog hop, so hop around to other participating blogs and leave some awesome comments when the stories are posted.
6.  Have fun!




Naomi took a deep breath, trying to calm herself. Entering a mirror maze alone at a Halloween party wasn’t the smartest thing she’d ever done, but her friends had dared her, and she never backed down from a dare. Inside the maze, cobwebs and Jack o’lanterns hung from the ceiling, reflecting in the glass, making her route to the exit even more impossible to figure out. Footsteps behind her only served to make her heart beat faster, and she broke into a cold sweat when a deep voice whispered her name in a chilling tone.

She knew it wasn’t her friends. They’d vowed it would be a girls only night, so who was following her? 

Maybe it’s a ghost.

She shrugged the thought off, though a ghost would have actually been preferable to the sound of footfall and heavy breathing that grew louder the longer she remained rooted to the spot.
Gathering as much strength as she could find, she ran. No idea which way to go, but desperately hoping the next corner would bring the cauldron sign signaling the way out into view. 

It didn’t come. The footsteps seemed to be gaining on her, and when she heard her name being whispered again, she screamed. A skull-crushing blow hit the back of her head, and something flew through the air, smashing the mirror in front of her. 

The last thing she saw was her horrified image in the razor sharp shattered glass of the mirror before she fell to the ground, the sound of a man’s laughter echoing in her mind. 

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41 comments:

  1. Love this! It's creepy, kind of scream-esque, and I like how you left the ending open.

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  2. That was sufficiently creepy. That is why I hate mazes. Nice job.

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  3. Wowzers! That was super creepy! Excellent job!

    Thanks for participating in our blogfest. :D

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  4. Great piece Kyra, very suspenseful!

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  5. Eeeek, that's well scary! Never really thought about how violent a maze could potentially be before. Perfect vulnerable scene! :)

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  6. Terrific little horror piece! Nice building of tension. Have a wonderful weekend. :)

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  7. Very good. But creepy and scary. And I might want my mommy now! LOL

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  8. S.C.A.R.Y. I am not going through a maze. Not.

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  9. Well now I may need to change my undergarments and find bandages for the nail marks in my palms. Intense! Nice job!

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  10. yikes! that was scary! great job!

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  11. Oooo... nice, Kyra... I enjoyed this! :)

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  12. Hate mazes, too claustrophobic, and now I know exactly why!

    Good job!

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  13. It's a terrible feeling when you feel someone is coming towards you. Yow.

    Von L Cid

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  14. I think mazes can be creepy places especially if you are there alone! I could picture the girl running through the mirrors, the heavy breathing getting closer... yikes! Good job, Kyra.

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  15. ooh! That certainly spooked me:S
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  16. Freaky O_O

    Between this and the American Horror Story episode I just watched I probably won't sleep for a week!

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  17. Very spooky story! As much as I always loved the haunted mill/horror-type rides at amusement parks, I wouldn't want to be trapped in one under those circumstances.

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  18. That was chilling. You have me spooked.

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  19. Woah, that was so creepy! Urrrgh. Great job Kyra :)

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  20. Woah, that was creepy as hell! Great job, loved the way you worked in the required words! :D

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  21. Hi Kyra
    Scary stuff. I guess the only ghost your MC will see tonight is her own reflection once she rises from her body. I am seriously looking over my shoulder.
    Nancy

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  22. Creepy! And the moral of the story is, never enter a mirror maze on Halloween, cause its bound to end badly.

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  23. That didn't end well for her.
    Spooky!

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  24. This is why I don't go into haunted houses; especially ones with mirrors. Too spooky.

    .......dhole

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  25. Ooh this is great, really spooky!

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  26. YOWZA! Doesn't seem likely, but I hope the gal survives!
    Mina's Resurrection Blogfest!

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  27. Eeep! Lesson: Never go into mirror mazes alone. ;)

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  28. Yikes that's a scary one! I wouldn't even go into a mirror maze with people on Halloween!

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  29. Wow. Creepy good story! I like it.

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  30. You did a great job with that one! Happy almost Hallowe'en!

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  31. Creepy in the best way! love it!

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  32. That is definitely spooktacular!!! I'd love a maze like that... as long as it ended a little better. lol

    Happy Halloween!!

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  33. Wow that was super scary. Especially since we never know who was chasing her.

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  34. How did I miss this?? Very well done. And you leave a bit to the imagination, which makes it even more scary!

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  35. Great build to the end. I love a good chase scene. You really amp up the tension when you put it in a mirror maze. :)

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  36. Great chase scene. The story really pulled me in with a good amount of suspense! :)

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