Once Upon A Grave
This week Friday Flash Dot Org is holding a “Name That Horror Movie” contest. Each participating writer must weave the name of a horror movie into the words of their story. And because I simply couldn’t decide which movie to go with, I wove the titles of 15 movies into a 241 word flash.
How many can you find?
Photo by Owl Sisters Photography
Model & Photo Editor, The Fabulous Misty Carey
Anticipation raced through her veins as Blair crept through the cemetery. Others had warned her about this sacred ground, this final resting place of so many tortured souls. Entering on a night with a full moon shining was a bad omen, even worse than Halloween or Dia de Los Muertos. They said dangers lurked in this destination—the witch living within the crypt, the beast that stalked the hills and the chainsaw wielding psycho he answered to. Even the birds perched on the elm, watching with their dead eyes, were enough to induce a nightmare, but she would not be dissuaded from her task.
Twilight faded to black as a wind whispered over her skin, scattering leaves across the stone path and into the street. She searched for the oldest zone at the rear of the property. The graves from the massacre were perfect for her sacrifice. Night after night she’d worked in her cabin. Her maniacal fever pushing her until every detail was exactly right and her project was complete. She’d counted the days, watching from her window, until the stars were perfectly aligned on this thirteenth night. She slipped from her home and into the cemetery with her bag of tools—candles, herbs, hand saw, and a small shovel.
By Friday she would be in a new home, a new life in Texas where no one had ever heard her name. But tonight, tonight she would have her revenge.
Since my story, with it’s many movie titles, doesn’t qualify for the FFDO Contest, I will be giving away a $15.00 (USD) gift card to Amazon.com (sent via email) to one lucky winner. Whoever guesses the most movie titles right wins. Guesses must be posted in the comment section of THIS post. Multiple comments are acceptable. Now, if the comments get crazy (as defined by me) for any reason, I’ll simply default to Random.org to select a winner for me. This contest is open to anyone with a valid email address.
You have until midnight (PST) on Monday, October 31, 2011 to enter. The winner will be posted sometime on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, along with the titles of the fifteen movies. GOOD LUCK!