Monday, October 24, 2011

Kick start Monday - Killer characters & a Halloween tale

E.R. King's join if you dare!Killer Characters Blogfest!
On this first day we are to name killer supporting characters. What I love in a killer supporting character is a comlpimentary disposition to the MC. A smooth camaraderie, witty banter, encouragement, someone to bounce ideas off of and knock sense into. Best friends who would sacrifice themselves for the other. My favorite two are Dr. Watson from Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Baloo from the Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling and I had a hard time choosing, figuratively anyway...

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I entered this drabble in 2 contests/challenges over the weekend =) First, Janet Reid had one of her flash fiction contests w/ 6 words to use in a 100 word halloween story & Chuck Wendig @ Terrible Minds limited his Friday Flash challenge to 100 words about bullies. I love combo prompts! Here's my entry.

“One more house, Jaelyn?” She's a witch and I'm a ghost this year.

“Sure.”

“Oh, no! Bryce and Dane!” I point at the zombies.

“I’m not giving up my candy!”

“Me either! This way!”

The bullies chase us through backyards. Their years of torturing us kids end tonight.

I lead us to the playground and we hide.

“Come on out. We just want to play.” They laugh.

I blow my special whistle with no sound.

Unforsaken creatures appear and surround the fake zombies. Their deadly eyes hypnotize. The smell of decay overpowers. They slay the boys before they can scream.


I won't use this for my Haunted Drabble next Monday, I went w/a different kind of scary for that...

20 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Flesh out the setting and scene (which you didn't have space for here), and this would be an awesomely scaring scene. :D

Nisa said...

Terrifying!

I love the supporting characters you chose. Very nice!

Heather M. Gardner said...

Are you sure they were fake zombies?

Nice!

Angela Cothran said...

Watson is great :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Good luck with the contests! And Holmes and Watson are the dynamic duo.

Pk Hrezo said...

Excellent choices. And a very cute and morbid flash fiction. lol
Nice to meet you! :)

Deana said...

Two awesome picks for Killer supporting characters. I especially love Dr Watson but had forotten until you reminded me:)

Julie said...

Good luck with the contests, fingers crossed for you!! Your entry is great.

I love the Jungle Book, I am going to be singing the songs in my head for the rest of the day now. Great choices!

Christina Lee said...

EEK--those poor boys!!! *bites nails*

E.R. King said...

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Baloo, both a great choices. Witty banter makes for an interesting supporting character. They make reading just plain fun!

Abby Fowers said...

Fabulous job on the writing and great choices for the Killer Characters! Love this kind of stuff.

Nicki Elson said...

Nice double dip! I wish your unforsaken creatures had been around many years ago when the bullies knocked my brother's friend in a ditch and took all his candy. :(

Tasha Seegmiller said...

I love Baloo. Great choice.

Nancy Thompson said...

Pretty darn good, Tara! I'm not sure I could ever do that in 100 words.

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

Dr. Watson! I should have thought of that....

Jen said...

Ah, Baloo! Great choice! And Watson, as well!

Tara Tyler said...

Stina, I start out bigger and pare it down...ah well

Nisa, thanks. terrifying in a un way? =)

Heather, maybe thats why they didnt scream!

Angie, thank you

Alex, arent they who batman & robin are based on? (ha ha)

PK, i like that, cute/morbid!

Deana, thx, i like the classics!

Julie, the simple bare necessities of life... =)

Christina, they deserve it, probably end up in jail if they grew up anyway...

ER, thanks, they sure do! & thx for hosting!

Abby, thanks & love your new pic!

Nicki, me too. sorry that happened!

Tasha, thank you!

Nancy, thanks! so much more to the story!

Melissa, elementary, my dear (thx for the set up!)

Jen, thank you =)

Amy said...

Great choices for Killer Characters! :)

Donna K. Weaver said...

Whoa, harsh!

Some of my favorite side characters can be found in the Wheel of Time series. While Rand is the Dragon Reborn, I love his friends Perrin and Mat. Can't wait for the final book in that series to come out.

Peggy Eddleman said...

Those were some really killer characters! Fun and creepy at the same time. :) Nice job!