Lol... I have no idea! I just finished my flash fiction for Horror at Hannah's, and never having written horror before, I have no idea what to think. Is it passable? Does it suck? I guess I'll find out soon! Trying to have a few people read over it for me before I submit. Hubby told me he got chills, but didn't have any suggestions other than fixing a typo (lol). I haven't gotten a WiP to the Crit Partner stage yet, so I don't have a tear-it-to-shreds bud just yet. ;) And flash fic doesn't offer much wiggle room - My 1,000 words or less story is 1,000 words on the nose. Go me! Or something. ;)
I'm not a huge reader of scary stories. I like suspense, but not a ton of gore. I read a couple of John Saul books a few months ago and they were sort of suspenseful but icky. I'm not a big Stephen King fan; I actually really prefer his non-horror books like The Green Mile. The Eyes of the Dragon is my favorite by him, and it's fantasy. I liked The Ruins, even though it was kind of silly.
Hmm. What are your favorite books that are suspenseful or scary but not overly gory?
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