September 8 Writing Prompt: The House (A Long Short Story)

Here’s my contribution to this week’s writing prompt at The Community Storyboard. Be forewarned: it’s a story of bloody horror!

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A long short story provided in response to the writing prompt for September 8, 2013:  Friday the 13th Horror!  And being that this is a story of horror, expect some bloody violence.

The weather-worn gray house sat lonely on a great expanse of land, bordered on one side by acres of cornfields and on the other, the lazy curve of the Glenville River as it caressed the edge of the tall grass.  The house looked deserted, and it was.  It had sat vacant for over two decades, but it had been much, much longer since a family had lived in it.  A real family similar to the Kindfellows, who were its original inhabitants:  two doting parents, a bunch of noisy, playful kids.  Back in that day the house was painted a brilliant white, none of its boards out of place, no shingles missing from the roof.  The windows were lined…

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8 Responses to September 8 Writing Prompt: The House (A Long Short Story)

  1. Dave says:

    Marie – well done! Great story, great atmosphere, horrific acts of violence, and plenty of blood (as promised). Being a fan of horror/dark fiction, I loved it 🙂 Have you written anything else in this genre, or was this just in response to the writing prompt? Regardless, looking forward to reading more of your work …


    • 1WriteWay says:

      Thank you so much, Dave! Actually, this post is chapters 1 and 2 from my first NaNoWriMo novel. It’s been gathering dust since 2007 :). I was thinking about giving the novel another go when this prompt came up. Thanks again for your comments. They mean a lot to me.


      • Dave says:

        Well, based on your comment, I’d say you might want to blow off that dust and start writing some more, or if it’s done, start working on editing and rewrites and all that stuff. Is the novel complete?

        If you’re up to it, I’d love to hear a synopsis of the story.


  2. Katie Cross says:

    I really like the splat with your name! I’m always so inspired by your NaNoWriMo’s whenever I come by here. I’m totally in this November. You always speak about yours and inspire me! Thanks Marie!


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