Monday, August 31, 2020

Romance & Death - A Halloween Challenge

It's Time!

This year there will be a Blue Moon on
 October 31, 2020, at 12:49 AM.
How cool is that?
Halloween night will be even more special because of it!
Are you ready for all the flash fiction challenges?
To help inspire you, 
I’ve written a short called Blood Moon.
This is the first installment titled
Romance & Death

Photo by Altınay Dinç on Unsplash

Romance & Death

I loved a full moon, but it always felt as though I were in the wrong place to get the best picture. No matter what I tried, they all lacked the wow factor. So I traveled to the mountains—a place where there would be no inference from the city lights. Just an open sky, hopefully, filled with that lovely, mysterious moon.
        Do you see that picture? It’s mine. I took it that night. Too bad it’s the only thing that my family has to remember me by. An award-winning photograph found in the camera I left behind when he took my life.
        Heed my warning friends. Don’t trust a stranger. Especially one you’ve only dated a few times. A sweet talker who promises you the moon but only delivers death. He told me his cabin in the woods had the perfect view of the sky. What he forgot to inform me of was that it was also a place for torture and death.
          Romance and death, good bedfellows? Nothing of the kind. Date night in the mountains was where I met my end a walk on the side of evil.
        Believe me, the perfect picture isn’t worth your life.

To be continued…

Join me next Monday when

I’ll publish the second installment of 
Blood Moon!

Have I enticed you?
Is your writing muse tingling?
Then join the WEP in October for
the Halloween Challenge!

A Grave Mistake, you ask?
Well, what in the hell is that?
Well, dear friend
It’s the next WEP task.
And believe me
there’s many away
Where errors take sway
Where ghosts and ghoulies will play
and many unorthodox ideas
 rue the day.
So, get out your pens and pads.
We’ve given you
A dare for your best scare
Because Halloween is for all
And who knows?
You may take
first prize for your Grave Mistake!


It's too early you say?
I don't agree, not today.
We all need a distraction.
And when it's time to take action.
for this special challenge.
You begin early.
Because if you lose out
you'll surely be surly.


  1. Wow, Renee, you're getting off to a flying start for Halloween. I'm sure there'll be no shortage of stories, seeing our world is stranger than fiction. Hmm. So I'm wondering if this is the beginning of your first romance set in Myrtle Beach.

    1. No, but it could be the second or third. I don't know what hit me, but I was inspired and went with it. I hope to post a new story each week until Halloween. Already have over half of them done.

  2. Wow, the next one sounds amazing--I hope I don't goof up this time, and am able to participate!

  3. Hi Yolanda - loved this first instalment ... and now I've read part two ... it leads to horrors unbecoming - lots of noir and blood tension. Great read - Take care - Hilary


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