I am so excited to reveal our new (and much improved) horror feature! Some of you may remember the past two years of the Scary Writing Prompt Game, which was a great deal of fun but had plenty of room for improvements that would allow for more players and more creepiness. A revamp was necessary, and here it is!
Welcome to the very first round of Two Sentence Horror Story. This feature was inspired by a fun flurry of posts last year all across the internet that displayed brilliant (and very creepy) stories that were only two sentences in length, total.
Here at YA Highway, we have a pretty diverse range of tastes in fiction, but there are two of us in particular who especially enjoy reading and writing horror. Those two members include me (Amy Lukavics) and the incredible Kaitlin Ward. Kaitlin and I will be running this feature every month from here on out! GET EXCITED! And if not for us, well then, how about for this kick ass prize schedule!?
Every single participant of the game is automatically entered to win a prize for the three times a year when names will be randomly drawn. These dates are:
Friday the 13th (of March) 2015
Saturday, October 31st, 2015 (in honor of Halloween and Dia de los Muertos)
Friday the 13th (of November) 2015
The more you participate, the higher a chance you have of winning! Prizes will include things ranging from scary books to DVDs to horror trinkets guaranteed to send shivers down your spine.
How To Play:
Every month, Kaitlin or I will post a photo prompt to inspire your two sentence horror story. Once you have yours ready to go, you can either:
a) Post it in the comments below
b) Tweet your two sentence horror story (if it fits!) with the hashtag #ScaryYAH
c) Post the story on Tumblr and tag it with #ScaryYAH
Every month, we will post our favorite entry from the previous round. Winners will get an additional entry for a prize on top of their participant entry. Pretty straight forward, right? We are so excited to read, retweet, and reblog your entries!
Now that we've gotten all that out of the way, let's dive into the first prompt.
This Week's Prompt:
Kaitlin's entry: "After so much death, there is nothing left but blood. And so through the blood she tiptoed."
Amy's entry: "She never did learn to swim. The blood that pooled warm and heavenly beneath her feet made her wish she had."