Have you ever tried to write a horror story? I’ve toyed with a few ideas in the past, but always gave up in favour of something I was more comfortable with. The funny thing is, I love horror stories. I love stories of Werewolves, Ghosts, Demons and Ghouls, but it has to be said, my absolute favourite type of horror story is reserved for the Vampire. The first horror film I ever saw was the original Bela Lugosi Dracula. I was a little girl, probably no more than five or six when something woke me a few hours into my bedtime. I wandered out into the hallway and stumbled upon my Mom and Dad watching a black and white film. It wasn’t the film itself that scared me, but the idea of something evil creeping into your house, through the window and hypnotizing you, making you go to it and offer up your blood. Over the years, I’ve seen dozens of vampire films and have loved the folklore and different possibilities that come from the legends.
So, I’m going to have a crack at it again.
Try this – seeing how it was Halloween this weekend, have a crack at writing an outline for a horror story. Any type at all you fancy. Me, I’m going for one with teeth..happy writing.
Writing Prompt: Horror