Horror House Wednesday Flash Fiction Contest #2

**While new prompts will no longer be posted, please indulge in any prompt here that peaks your interest. You can link it down below or create a ping-back.

Hello and welcome back! We are on week number two of the Horror House Flash Fiction Contest. I’m hoping that we’ll get double the participation this time around, but the turnout from last week was still fantastic.

 This week’s prompt is this: “Where is your reality? Do you know where you are?” I found this old thing while deleting useless clutter on my laptop. Do what you will with it. It seems sort of sci-fi, so maybe I’ll be seeing that as a common genre for this prompt? Who knows!

In this contest, the maximum amount of words I will allow is 450. Minimum is 5. You can submit your entries in this comment section or even put a link of the piece from your blog in the comments, and I will decide on a winner the next Tuesday—the day before the prompt starts over again. Everyone’s entries will be included in a separate post, aside from the winner.

You can make it into any genre you want, you can use explicit language, violence, horror and gore. But please nothing discriminatory, racist, sexist, homophobic, anti-semitic, prejudice or harmful/demeaning to a group of people.

Have fun with it, and happy writing!

  27 comments for “Horror House Wednesday Flash Fiction Contest #2

  1. June 17, 2020 at 9:42 am

    Good idea for a flash fiction contest but I am slightly confused — does it have to be horror?

    Liked by 2 people

    • June 17, 2020 at 1:23 pm

      Nope, not at all. The Horror House title is in name only. As said, you can make the prompt into any genre you want. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. June 17, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    How did I get here?

    Being lost is normal for me because I move around so much. I often wake up and ask myself, “Where the hell am I?” It’s not a scary feeling. I’m also lost when driving.

    One time I was trying to find my way to a friend’s house and had to stop to look at a map. A man with the bluest eyes I’ve ever seen was suddenly outside of my car and asked me if I was ok. I said,” I’m fine. Is there a place I can get lunch around here?”

    He looked at me like he was afraid of me! Then I saw a lot more people behind him just standing there, not moving. I had the feeling I didn’t belong there.

    I said, “Darn it, I’m in the land of the dead again.” They don’t have any fast food places.

    Liked by 7 people

    • June 17, 2020 at 1:03 pm

      Wow. Didn’t see those last two lines coming. Nice. 👌

      Liked by 2 people

    • June 17, 2020 at 1:29 pm

      Wow, this is an excellent take on the prompt. I have to admit, the ending shocked me a little (didn’t see it coming from the progression of the story at the start) and made me laugh. That was a combination of mystery and humor.

      Fantastic work here!

      Liked by 1 person

      • June 17, 2020 at 2:18 pm

        You know artists, we like to shock people sometimes! hahahah Glad you got a laugh! Thanks!

        Liked by 1 person

  3. June 17, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    This sounds fun. I’ll take a crack at it.

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 17, 2020 at 1:24 pm

      Please do. I’d love to see what you come up with!


  4. Just Another Writer
    June 19, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    I sent one over, hope I submitted it in the right place!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 19, 2020 at 1:33 pm

      You did. I got it! 👍

      Excellent piece. Very emotional and so impactful.

      Liked by 1 person

    • June 20, 2020 at 2:40 pm

      A sinister piece of fiction, I’m curious of the significance of the bells but reluctant to ruin the mystique by asking haha

      Very enjoyable piece, well done 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

    • June 20, 2020 at 2:42 pm

      Indeed, very enjoyable. What a fantastic take on the prompt–very horrifying filled with trepidation and mystery. I enjoyed reading it very much.

      Liked by 2 people

  5. June 20, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    Thanks, both of you for your kind words.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Harsh
    June 21, 2020 at 2:25 am

    Thank you for the opportunity!
    Here’s my take :

    Liked by 2 people

    • June 21, 2020 at 4:53 am

      Wow! This is well-written, emotional and tragic. I love how the ending is ambiguous or open-ended. I enjoyed reading this. Great piece.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Harsh
        June 21, 2020 at 9:47 am

        Thank you very much for reading and for the encouraging words!

        Liked by 1 person

  7. PatBunny
    June 21, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    Haha, I had fun with this one. I don’t even know if this relates to the prompt that much because I sorta went off on a tangent, but here it is:

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 21, 2020 at 9:13 pm

      This is excellent and humorous. I loved the beginning and how it connected to the end. Very intriguing and clever. I enjoyed reading it!

      Liked by 1 person

      • PatBunny
        June 21, 2020 at 9:56 pm

        Thank you!

        Liked by 1 person

    • June 23, 2020 at 1:32 am

      Lucy, here’s mine. I hope I’m not late.

      Liked by 1 person

      • June 23, 2020 at 1:41 am

        Not at all. 🙂 Excellent piece! Very heartbreaking in the essence of a reality with a shadow of oneself behind. I enjoyed reading it.

        Liked by 1 person

      • June 23, 2020 at 1:51 am

        Cool, because I might have rushed this. Thanks, Lucy!

        Liked by 1 person

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