Spooktoberfest 2015-LOST IN A NIGHTMARE

Hey all! This is my third year participating in Spooktoberfest, a flash fiction contest and blog-hop sponsored by two of my favoristest bloggers, Dani Bertrand and Jackie Felger and the blog they co-author together Cover Girls.  spooklist2015

They’re switching it up this year using Scattergories, so it’s far more challenging for me than previous years.  Look what I’ve come up with.

These are my words in Scattergory order, and my piece is 397 words.

Hyena, pantsuit, Leticia, Spiced pumpkin latte, Welcome to my Nightmare, dog, pureed monkey placenta, motorcycle, pocket watch, sapphire, Red Hots and Reese’s Pieces, eel, Band-Aids and peroxide.

 

LOST IN A NIGHTMARE

Crap. I’m lost. Why can’t my motorcycle have GPS? I sip my spiced pumpkin latte as I ponder my next move. I pull my sapphire encrusted pocket watch from my pantsuit and glance at it. It’s almost midnight. My brother will kill me if I miss his Halloween party again.

I hop back on the bike and make a U-turn. As I approach the traffic light, I see shadows forming on the road. Reminds me of a scene from ‘Ghost’. Creepy. A chill goes up my spine, but I ignore it and focus on the light. Before I can utter a sound, I’m yanked off the bike and dragged down the street, pocket watch flying. I see nothing. I hear the cackling of what sounds like hyenas in the distance.

Then I’m dropping into water. The fall feels everlasting; it’s no more than a few feet. I panic. The water is inky black but there’s land ahead of me. I see a fire. My arms thrash in the water fighting an unknown predator. I pull out an eel. I shriek and run towards shore. I make it, though I have cuts on my feet.

A woman in a green cape approaches me and whispers, “You’re perfect. I have Band-Aids by the fire for your cuts. I’d hate to become infected during transit.”

“I don’t understand.”

“My name is Leticia. You are perfect for transporting me back to the upper realm. Eat this.” She holds out a bowl. “I made it myself. It’s pureed monkey placenta mixed with peroxide. It makes spirit transfer less painful.”

“No. Who are you?”

“It isn’t a request.” She shoves me the bowl. “Eat! I only have until midnight. You’ll know soon enough.”

I try to swallow the lump in my throat; this can’t be it. I take the bowl with my right hand and punch her in the face with my left. She goes down, whatever or whoever she is.

The next thing I hear is Welcome to My Nightmare, and my brother Alex shaking my shoulders. “You had a nightmare, you’re drunk, and you just punched me in the face! Last time I invite you over for Halloween!

He snatches a box of Red Hots out of the candy bucket and storms out of the living room. I snuggle with my dog Sophie. At least he didn’t take the Reese’s Pieces.

 

 

Express Yourself – SCARIEST HALLOWEEN VENUE

Hello bloggers! It’s time for Express Yourself, the weekly blog hop that posts different topics and updates monthly.

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Jackie Felger from Bouquet of Books and Dani Bertrand from Entertaining Interests founded this great blog hop that has a great group of people with weekly topics that change every month. They also have a site they co-author together:  Cover Girls.

This topic for Oct. 5 – 9 is:

Where would be the scariest place to spend Halloween?

 There are several places that would totally creep me out if I had to spend Halloween at any of them.

I think the scariest place for me would be an old, abandoned castle (so Dracula-esque). If I had a few friends with me, I might be brave enough to do it. Probably. Maybe. Then again, maybe not, since I have difficulty at haunted hay-rides. Yeah, I said it; I’m a punk now. **Sighs**

Where would your scariest place be to spend Halloween? Feel free to list more than one.

 

 

FAST FIVE FRIDAY – 5 WEBSITES/BLOGS I VISIT THE MOST

Hey everyone! It’s Friday, and I FINALLY get to publish a post for this fantastic meme!

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Fast Five Friday is a weekly blog hop created by my blogger buddies Dani Bertrand and Jackie Felger. They co-host the blog Cover Girls together. Its purpose is to connect with writers, readers, viewers, and bloggers.

You may recognize the names, since I also occasionally participate in their Express Yourself blog hop.

They love lists, so they do a weekly blog hop where we list things. They provide the topics for each week, with five being the focus .

You’re not required to post every week, AND you can pick which topics you’d like to participate in. Awesome, right? Yeah, I think so too.

Whatever topics you decide to do, please include the link to your Fast Five Friday post in the comments section of their Fast Five Friday post each week, so they can stop by and show their Fast Five Friday love to you!

This weeks list question is:

Aug. 28: 5 websites/blogs you visit the most

  1. Insecure Writers Support Group
  2. Pinterest
  3. Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh
  4. Facebook
  5. Chrys Fey

There are more that I’d like to name, but there’s only room for five. Thanks for tuning in today! I hope you all have a great weekend! Xoxoxo.

 

 

 

 

 

Fast Five Friday – 5 AUTOGRAPHS

 

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Fast Five Friday is a weekly blog hop created by my blogger buddies Dani Bertrand and Jackie Felger. They co-host the blog Cover Girls together. Its purpose is to connect with writers, readers, viewers, and bloggers.

You may recognize the names, since I also participate in their Express Yourself blog hop.

They love lists, so they do a weekly blog hop where we list things. They provide the topics for each week, with five being the focus .

You’re not required to post every week, AND you can pick which topics you’d like to participate in. Awesome, right? Yeah, I think so too.

Whatever topics you decide to do, please include the link to your Fast Five Friday post in the comments section of their Fast Five Friday post each week, so they can stop by and show their Fast Five Friday love to you!

The list question for today, July 10, is:

What five autographs would you love to have? I’m not really an autograph collecting type. Knowing me, I’d probably lose them, like I lost my pic with Barry Gibb. I also caught one of two guitar picks Meatloaf used, and then threw t the audience at the last concert I attended… It’s around here somewhere…

That being said, if I could get autographs and actually save them, I would want the following:

  1. Barack Obama – President, believer in civil and equal rights and NOT afraid to show it
  2. Juan Luis Guerra – favorite Latin singer, Composer, Social Activist
  3. Elton John – Singer, Musician, Activist
  4. Eminem – Rapper, Lyrical Genius, Often Misunderstood
  5. Johnny Depp – Actor, Just because I could have it.  🙂

Whose autographs would you like to have? Let me know in the comments. Have a great weekend!

 

3 THINGS I WISH I DID BETTER

Hello bloggers! It’s time for Express Yourself, the weekly blog hop that posts different topics and updates monthly.

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Jackie Felger from Bouquet of Books and Dani Bertrand from Entertaining Interests founded this great blog hop that has a great group of people with weekly topics that change every month. They also have a site they co-author together:  Cover Girls.

This topic for July 6-10 is: What are 3 things you wish you were better at?

Narrowing it down to 3 is difficult because there are so many things I wish I were better at. I’m going to put things on the list I was good at before, but lost some skill in recent years.

They’ll come back.

 

  1. Driving

  2. Cooking

  3. Dancing

There you have it. My big three. 🙂 What skills do you all wish you could do better? Let me know in the comments.