Mel Hynes (takhisis) wrote,
Mel Hynes
takhisis

A challenge

So! For the hell of it, I'm starting the one-sentence horror challenge. It can be splatterpunk, emotionfic, psychological horror, whatever you like, but can only be one sentence. Run-ons are allowed as long as you make them thematically realistic: it has to seem like character voice instead of just cheating. This is based off two different things I remember reading.

First, by Ernest Hemingway, the only thing he wrote that I ever actually loved: "For Sale: Baby shoes, never worn."

The second is what has been recorded as one of the older and simplest horror stories ever written, from the pre-Victorian era: "He awoke frightened and reached for a match, and a match was put into his hand."

Go!

EDIT: This isn't a "hook" challenge: No matter how awesome they are, I don't want your first lines to a more extended story. Tell the ENTIRE tale in the one sentence. It's all you get. :)
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