Friday, January 15, 2010

Dialogue Contest at Fantastic Horror

A little something different this time for me.

The people at Fantastic Horror have created a 13-line Dialogue Horror contest entitled The Passenger. The rules are very simple:

"Craft the most compelling piece of horror fiction. A driver stops to pick up a passenger. They speak a total of thirteen (13) lines forming the entirety of the text. Narration is not allowed, only spoken words in quotation marks."

Here is my entry:

As Sure As Eggs Is Eggs

“Thanks for stopping, Mister."
“What are you doing out here in the woods by yourself at this time of night, kid? Where are your parents? And what happened to your clothes?”
“I am looking for my sister, Katy-Taty. She has gone missing.”
“Where did you last see her? Maybe I can help you look.”
“She was down there by the lake and she walked into the mist and she just dog-gone disappeared.”
“How long ago was this?”
“About two days. Katy-Taty has never been gone this long before and I am scared, Mister. There are sounds out there that scare me bad. I think the bad things killed her dead.”
“Two days? My god, kid, no wonder you look like hell. Look, get in the car and I will help you search.”
“I don’t think that’s a good idea, Mister. I think there is something out there and it has taken Katy-Taty. And, as sure as eggs is eggs, the same thing will happen to you and you will end up as dead as she is.”
“Don’t you worry about that, I am an adult and can take care of myself.”
“Are you sure, Mister, because you don’t look that...did you hear that? Oh my god, I think the bad thing has found us...”
“What in the blue hell is that?”
"That, Mister, best I can tell, is Katy-Taty and she ain't dead no more. Which is more than I can say for you. Thanks for stopping, Mister..."

There have been some great entries so far, including some of my favourite writers and bloggers. Go and check 'em out...definitely worth a look!!!


Ian said...

Yay! Killer Kids. Love it.

David Barber said...

Nice one Paul. Very atmospheric.