Sunday, October 3, 2010

Oh, the Horror!

I have never written horror before but I got the idea for my flash fiction entry for Horror at Hannah's last night while Handsome Hubby and I were watching The Crazies (which was actually a better movie than I thought it would be).  My story really has nothing at all to do with the movie, so I'm not sure what about it triggered my idea.  Weird what your subconscious picks up on.  Anyway, now I just have to write the thing and see if I can actually pull off something decently scary.

In the meantime, here are a few pics to inspire your own scary stories...
 eek...

 Actual 1930's/40's Halloween costumes

Eastern State Penitentiary in PA.  I haven't been there but they do tours and host Terror Behind the Walls each year at Halloween.  You pretty much could not pay me enough.

8 comments:

C. N. Nevets said...

Those old costumes are freaking me out...

erica and christy said...

So nice to meet another teacher/mommy/writer! I'm using October as my inspiration to (hopefully) finish my MG ghost story. I really hope it works for both of us!

If you're still thinking Nano isn't going to work for you (points down a few posts), check out our "half-marathon" competition for busy parents like us. You might be interested.
erica

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Old Kitty said...

Good luck with your flash fic entry! All the best with it!!!

The halloween costumes are just the best - now really THAT's what I call proper halloween! Bwahahahahahha! (My feeble attempt at evil laugh)! :-)

Take care
x

aspiring_x said...

that first photo!
*shivers*
good luck on your entry for hannah's contest!!! i'm excited to read all of those! :)

Sarah said...

I LOVE the horror genre. I'm constantly trying to perfect my writing of it. :-)
Those pictures are excellent inspiration!

Holly Ruggiero said...

Those are great pics and really creepy.

Falen (Sarah Ahiers) said...

those old costumes are freaky as hell.

also i have a really good friend who hit the eastern state tour and said it was a lot of fun

Hannah Kincade said...

Okay first off, Thank you for mentioning my little contest!!

Second, THESE PICTURES ARE BLOODY FANTASTIC!!! THEY ARE NOW ADDED TO MY PICTURE FOLDERS!! OMGOMGOMG! I can just feel the ideas coming!