Sunday, February 19, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday - 2/19/2012 - From "Larvae"

The room was trashed, like a cabal of hooligans armed with cans of red and green spray-paint had rampaged through the place. But that wasn't what made his breath stick in his throat.

Swathes of pink skin clung like obscene sticky notes to the gurgling mass of whitish-green mush oozing across the living room towards Bradley. Wormy creatures crawled within the behemoth, visible through diaphanous, rubbery flesh. Tiny, sunken green eyes the only recognizable facial features on the disgusting, misshapen snowball of its head. Bulbous appendages that might, in some fucked-up universe, be considered limbs attached to stumpy, finger-less hands.


The cop gets it in this story. Poor Officer Bradley. He had no clue what he was walking into when he entered the Mitchell household. As he says, "The pranksters and the creatures from the pit. I get the worst damn house-calls."

You can download Larvae free from the Kindle store today and tomorrow. So scoop it up if you're a horror fan and can deal with a little gore. And don't space heading over to Six Sunday and peeping all the short, sweet posts from all the great writers.

14 comments:

  1. Urgh! And this is why I don't read horror! I'm so squeamish, LOL. Great six!

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    1. Thanks, Jasmine. Yeah, this one probably isn't for you if you're easily, er, squeamed.

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie. I'm also rather fond of that disgusting little simile.

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  3. Great if ewwww six. Good luck with your release

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    1. Thanks, Dakota. Promotion going well so far, have to wait and see if the momentum stays steady afterwards.

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  4. "Obscene sticky notes" is such a WIN phrase. Great gory six!

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    1. Thanks, DeAnna. I was going for gory, so it's good to hear it worked.

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  5. Well...alrighty, then! Yeah. Graphic. But very effective horror!

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    1. Much thanks, Silver. Actually, this story being "effective" was what my editor said about it as well. Of course, she also said she was going off to "never eat pasta again". Not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing or a whatever thing, so...

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  6. I can almost smell the thing from this description.

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    1. Is it redolent of oranges left roasting in the summer sun for days? The blobs secrete a spoor into the air that causes headaches, making it easier for them to creep up and, uh, eat their prey. Thanks for commenting, Becca.

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  7. There's no mistaking that kind of imagery when it's as vivid as you've created it here. Great six!

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