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Weekend Challenge: Spooky Short Stories

Alright my dears, I am in charge of the Weekend Challenge for this first gorgeous weekend in October and I decided we needed an early Halloween, so I will be handing out quotes from spooky short stories--WOO HOO!!

The quotes will be from the spookiest stories around:  the short stories of Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft.

Choose a number between 1 and 13 and I will give you the title of the short story and a random line from the story--please keep in mind, that the quote could be scary, horrifying or supernatural or a combination of all three.  ETA:  I have several random quotes from each short story, so five people can choose #12 and I will have a different prompt for each person.

I hope this terrifying craziness inspires you, so please be as creative as you can--drabbles/fics can be as long as you want but at least 200 words and you can do any sort of art work the spirit moves you    Just post your work by Thursday night at 11:59pm EST, and you'll be golden.  Lastly, HAVE FUN!!!

I am not creative in any way with artwork, so if you want an icon, I will have to ask for help, but I can give you a drabble or add to my WIP.


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Oct. 5th, 2018 02:14 pm (UTC)
06 please!
Oct. 5th, 2018 03:50 pm (UTC)
My first victim :):)

6. The Oval Portrait

THE chateau into which my valet had ventured to make forcible entrance, rather than permit me, in my desperately wounded condition, to pass a night in the open air, was one of those piles of commingled gloom and grandeur which have so long frowned among the Appennines, not less in fact than in the fancy of Mrs. Radcliffe.

Good luck :)
Oct. 5th, 2018 02:17 pm (UTC)
Oct. 5th, 2018 03:52 pm (UTC)
10. The Moon-Bog

Somewhere, to what remote and fearsome region I know not, Denys Barry has gone.

Obviously, you can change the name of "Denys Barry" to someone in your fandom--have fun and good luck :)
Oct. 27th, 2018 06:00 pm (UTC)
okay...I combined a bunch of prompts into another bit...which will be too long to post...but I'll throw in the paragraphs/sentences inspired by each:

(remote and fearsome region: John Constantine and Matthew Murdock)

“Maybe you should be.” When Matthew looked at him, or seemed to look at him, John shrugged. “Magic’s always got a price, be it up-front…during…or after…”

“So does living.”

John started to speak then bobbed his head. “Fair enough.” He couldn’t argue with that. He had paid his share of prices over the years, and knew Murdock had too. Difference was, Murdock had found a way to be comfortable, mostly, with having others in his life, despite the risks. John still had issues with that.

“She’s gone somewhere…some remote and fearsome region I think…and we’re only getting her back past that…thing… if we pay it. I could ask the others…but I’m not so sure they can do what may need to be done.”

“May need to be…? What are you suggesting?”

“Not suggesting anything…except that we both be ready for whatever that is when it comes. That thing…holding her and David…lives inside him…another power…a parasite…and I’m bloody well sure it wants what Tigh Ard has…”


“Power, mate. Raw, focused power…of the land, the family…Tamara and Carl…everyone in it. He knows what it means for David to merge with that…and what it means to tap roots into her and Carl. When it comes knocking, we can’t let that happen. Whatever it takes…”

“You’re suggesting I may have to kill someone…”
Oct. 28th, 2018 01:27 am (UTC)
Wonderfully spooky :)
Oct. 5th, 2018 02:38 pm (UTC)
9 please!
Oct. 5th, 2018 03:53 pm (UTC)
Here you are:

9. The Tomb

In relating the circumstances which have led to my confinement within this refuge for the demented, I am aware that my present position will create a natural doubt of the authenticity of my narrative.

Good luck :)
Oct. 5th, 2018 04:12 pm (UTC)
Lucky — or unlucky! — 13 for this spooky challenge, please! Thank you!
Oct. 5th, 2018 05:10 pm (UTC)
# 13 is my lucky number and I hope you have good luck with this prompt:

13. The Shunned House

From even the greatest of horrors irony is seldom absent.

ETA: spelling is important--WOO HOO!!

Edited at 2018-10-05 05:12 pm (UTC)
Oct. 5th, 2018 04:46 pm (UTC)
12, please! Since 13 is taken ;)
Oct. 5th, 2018 05:11 pm (UTC)
I have plenty of random lines for these short stories, so I am giving you # 13 because that was your first choice :)

13. The Shunned House

What I heard in my youth about the shunned house was merely that people died there in alarmingly great numbers.

Good luck :)
Oct. 5th, 2018 05:31 pm (UTC)
5 please.
Oct. 5th, 2018 08:18 pm (UTC)
Here you are:

5. The Masque of the Red Death

There are some who would have thought him mad.

Good luck :)
Oct. 5th, 2018 09:13 pm (UTC)
I'll go for magnificent 7, please and thank you!
Oct. 5th, 2018 11:08 pm (UTC)
You are welcome :)

7. The Fall of the House of Usher

There was an iciness, a sinking, a sickening of the heart --an unredeemed dreariness of thought which no goading of the imagination could torture into aught of the sublime.

Good luck :)
Oct. 6th, 2018 05:14 am (UTC)
Looks like most of the numbers are taken. 1 please.
Oct. 6th, 2018 03:51 pm (UTC)
You can choose any number because I have several random quotes from each short story:

1. The Tell Tale Heart

I was never kinder to the old man than during the whole week before I killed him.

Good luck :)
Oct. 13th, 2018 03:03 am (UTC)
Last Week (526 words) by FairyNiamh
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Teen Wolf (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski
Characters: Sheriff Stilinski, Stiles Stilinski, Derek Hale
Additional Tags: Murder, Mates, John Is Not Nice, Alive Hale Family, Not Beta Read

Stiles and Derek ensure that John has a good week.

Oct. 14th, 2018 07:29 pm (UTC)
Excellent work😊
Oct. 6th, 2018 08:47 pm (UTC)
Hi there- I'll take #8!
Oct. 6th, 2018 10:51 pm (UTC)
Hello, sorry this is so late!

The Alchemist

Thus isolated, and thrown upon my own resources, I spent the hours of my childhood in poring over the ancient tomes that filled the shadow-haunted library of the chateau, and in roaming without aim or purpose through the perpetual dusk of the spectral wood that clothes the side of the hill near its foot.

Good luck!
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