Wednesday, 24 October, 2012
#DailyWings: “There is something haunting in the light of the moon; it has all the dispassionateness of a disembodied soul, and something of its inconceivable mystery.”
– Joseph Conrad
This past weekend was a very special weekend for the Romantic Friday Writers
, as the Halloween House of Horrors challenge took place Oct. 19 – 21. I know, I’m late. But when you’ve got four writing assignments due in less than a week and the flu to battle, your priorities tend to shift around. But hey — better late than never, right? I won’t be winning any awards with this piece (I wrote it in less than two hours, all the while wagging a disapproving finger at my own head for putting myself in such a time crunch), but it was still fun to write and come up with at the last minute.
So what exactly was the challenge all about?
RFW: “We’re looking for chilling stories of ghosts and haunted locations – and maybe even love from beyond the grave. A romantic element is essential, but we’re looking for stories with a thrilling edge of fear to add to the romantic tension building between our hero/heroine.”
The maximum number of words is 1,000 but I’m afraid I went over quite a bit (it’s hard to stop after you start, you know!).