When I saw Lillie's prompt this week my heart sank, I am a fairytales kind of girl, I don't do HORROR stories, either reading or writing!
So when youngest son complained he was bored I decided to give him the challenge of writing a "zombie" tale instead.
I tweaked a few things with him when he had finished, mostly the beginnings of each sentence; originally 4 out of 5 started with the word "they". Otherwise it is all his own work.
He is twelve, an avid reader of fantasy, with a particular liking for books in a series but not first person narrative! At the moment he is waiting for the library to get him a copy of Inheritance by Christopher Paolini and he won't read anything else but the Lego catalogue while he waits!
This morning I printed off the story for him to take to school and show both his English teacher and form teacher.
"What about showing the librarian too?" was my suggestion. I know she writes and would be interested.
He beamed proudly as he clutched his story and happily went off to school.
Bob and Fred walked through the broken door of the crooked haunted house.
They looked around it was dark and creepy inside, something was wrong but they couldn’t think what it was.
As the detectives climbed up the stairs the timbers creaked under their weight.
A shadowy figure lurched towards them and in one swift blow they were both dead.
The zombie looked down at his work, smiled to himself and lumbered back into the gloom, waiting patiently for his next victims.
|Inspiration for the story...|
What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.