Daily Prompt: Imitation/Flattery
by michelle w. on October 14, 2013
Write a post in the style of (or simply inspired by) a favorite author.
I have long been inspired by authors Anne Rice and Stephen King; my two favorite horror/thriller authors. In the spirit of this year’s Halloween, I will try my hand at writing a post that features the styles of these two authors.
The event that came to be known as Halloween began at 3:00 p. m., central standard time, on the afternoon of October 31. All around me I could hear the brash noises of the French Quarter: the clatter of restaurant kitchens, the happy voices of the tourists. I heard the sound of jazz blaring out of doors on Bourbon Street.
Then I saw a light shining through a rear window. It frightened me and brought out all my madness. A young man, dressed as a skeleton and carrying a scythe, stepped out from the rear of the house.
I should have run. I should have screamed. I should have started a conversation with the young man. I was about to die. For a moment, I didn’t know what to do.
Suddenly, I heard peals of laughter and giggling. My eyes drifted to the porch, at the front of the house, as the porch light flickered on revealing three kids dressed in various costumes, holding their bags out for goodies.
The skeleton began to run toward the front porch. I stood motionless; all I could do was watch, as the skeleton raised his scythe and said, “Boo!”
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