The horror genre of the cinema -- be it slasher, zombie or whatever -- has a most enthusiastic following. Avid fans who delight in spine-chilling, hair-raising and blood-curdling scenarios. The gorier the better. Not to mention heightened suspense, like the deliberate rhythm of a metronome, culminating in the inevitable climax of murder and mayhem.
Plot lines prod and poke at apprehensive consciousness and nudge inner fears with a delicious sense of upcoming pandemonium.
Ah...how easy it is to get completely lost in the moment.
And in the enveloping darkness of the theater, terrified screams of innocent victims...not necessarily emanating from the screen.
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The chill rose from the basement. Its long frosted fingers spread through the kitchen, down the hall, and up the stairs. The forced heat couldn't melt it; the area heaters couldn't budge it. That's what Anna, my little sister, told me. She cried, saying she couldn't get warm. Mom checked her for fever. She didn't have one. The house felt toasty to me.
Anna started complaining about the cold after grandma died. That was two months ago. I started to think she just craved attention.
Then one morning, Anna disappeared. All we found was the basement door hanging wide open.
Exhilarated after a long slumber, she danced down the mountainside amidst the great pines at her feet. A northerly wind followed in her wake, bringing a chill to the surrounding villages. The moonless sky, brimming with tiny stars, responded to Winter's arrival with a brilliant display of shimmering green and purple. A reminder to the village folk: Winter was as beautiful and captivating as she was harsh and unforgiving. Tonight, she'd allow them to enjoy a cold, firelit night under a dancing aurora. Tomorrow, the reality of their endless preparations would set in with the first snow. Winter had returned.
I meant to get one in here myself, unfortunately I got caught up in something at the end of last week. So unfortunately I didn't get it done in time. But this weeks entries once again are very good.
A Halloween Poem - This one was enjoyable to read, it kind of had a Tim Burton feel, dark but comedic. Picture This - I enjoyed the imagery of this one, it certainly invokes a sense of nostalgia. Chalblains - More interesting imagery in this one, the suspense is well done especially given the shortness of it. Awakening - I like how you turn winter into a character in itself, once more there is interesting imagery as well.
Once more this is a very difficult selection to pick a winner. There are two standouts for me so it will be a toss of the coin on a winner, though all entries are clearly of a very good standard.
bluewpc: How have you been keepin?
Dec 2, 2022 13:11:54 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Fffffeeeck those videos. Um, I been keeping safe. Heh.
Dec 2, 2022 13:15:06 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: So glad you checked in, blue.
Dec 2, 2022 13:16:58 GMT -6
bluewpc: glad to have checked in. missed yall
Dec 2, 2022 13:18:30 GMT -6
bluewpc: this were an online home
Dec 2, 2022 13:18:49 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: yes! we hope it can be again. update us when you can, k?
Dec 2, 2022 13:19:33 GMT -6
bluewpc: I will. You know something I need to say. I left America because I absolutely could not stand the normal life. I need adventure and blood. Maybe something to keep in mind for future writings
Dec 2, 2022 13:21:14 GMT -6
bluewpc: After this war Im going to go find another war
Dec 2, 2022 13:21:28 GMT -6
bluewpc: and hey glad to see ya Raven
Dec 2, 2022 13:21:40 GMT -6
bluewpc: Ill let andlo know the site is back up
Dec 2, 2022 13:21:46 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Some folks are built for it. That detail makes for one heck of a character, no doubt.
Dec 2, 2022 14:04:04 GMT -6
Alatariel: Wow blue, stay safe my friend and good to see ya here again
Dec 2, 2022 18:03:46 GMT -6