Monday, September 14, 2020

Masked - A Halloween Challenge

It's Time!

A beautiful  Blue Moon  on
 October 31, 2020, at 12:49 AM.

Are you ready?

To help inspire you, 
Here is the third installment of Blood Moon.
It's title



If you missed the first two excerpts just click the link:
Romance & Death

Photo by Luke Southern on Unsplash


The monster that took me wore his mask well. His deep blue eyes sparkled when he laughed. His smile was captivating and felt sincere. The dimple on his right cheek was so endearing; I even saw it on the child I imagined we'd someday have. And his physiqueswoon-worthy. When he held me in his arms, I felt safe. I trusted his strength to protect me, and I imagined our lovemaking would be indescribable.
          Remember, we'd only dated a few times. Tonight was going to be the night. It was already planned, but that was before I knew I'd be fighting the devil for my life.
          And I did fight. A lot of good it did me. He won. In the end, don't they always. After all, a successful serial killer plans his task well. His victimshe never has a chance.
          But I tried, and I did leave my mark. You can still see it today, but I'm sure all the girls tell him his jagged scar just makes him look more rugged. His blood and skin under my nails would never do me any good though because I never told a soul about Kyle. I never told anyone where we were going. No one even knew I was missing until a week had passed. It wasn't until months later that a tourist found my camera near the road and gave it to the police. My prize-winning picture of the Blood Moon was identified as mine because of the selfie I took. It was my last photograph and the one my parents value most. Even now, I kick myself for not taking it with Kyle, but he was camera shy. Of course he was—the bastard!
          It was a full two years later that a hunter discovered my skull and a few gnawed bones. Dental records finally identified me.
          Kyle is still at it, and if he comes back to his cabin in the woods, I'll be waiting. I'll be ready because now I've won the forest to my side and his time has come.

To be continued…

Join me next week when

I’ll publish the final installment of 
Blood Moon

Sweet Revenge

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!


  1. Definitely you have enticed me.
    And, as usual, I am glad to be reading this on a sunny afternoon. I am also cursing Kyle, and all his relatives. The world over.

  2. Can't wait to see how she gets her revenge. Great story.

  3. Ooh, you totally had my attention. What a great story!

  4. Fabulous tension Renee! Love it. Can't wait to see it continued. Hope he gets what's due!

  5. Hi Yolanda - well I'm glad she'll be waiting for him ... he sounds positively awful and that's too fine a phrase for him. Good for you ... see you soon - all the best - Hilary

  6. I see you're still trying to scare the bejeesus out of people. Well done, dear lady. :)


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