Clueless (for Trifextra)

Thanks, Trifecta, for the 3rd place nod in your regular contest this past week. I had so much fun writing Waterproof that I just might actually expand on it a bit. (See! That’s the good thing you do for people like me, Trifecta.)

But now it’s time for the Trifextra Weekend Challenge. Here are this weekend’s rules: Entrants must write a horror story in 33 words exactly, without the words blood, scream, died, death, knife, gun or kill. CurrentlyI’m playing with a few ideas.

Oh, look! Here comes one now …

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Trifextra Entry – Clueless

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“Wait! Miss Scarlett … with a rope … in the conservator—“

She lunged and tightened the rope around his neck until he slumped to the floor.

SO close,” she said, walking out of the library.

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31 responses to “Clueless (for Trifextra)

  1. It’s always Miss Scarlett.

  2. This is so sick and funny! Love your warped sense of humor, ODNT! Peace and stuff like that, Amy

    • Thanks. I wish I could have used 36 words. I really wanted to include “you miserable bastard” in her response. Alas, those three words fell to the cutting room floor.

  3. Holy crap – that’s good! I like it. I love it. I want to marry it, and smear it all over my…

    Good story!

  4. this is coolest game show of all time.

    seriously, I love the macabre humor. You’;re twisted, which is awesome.

  5. ODNT’s dark side.Love it. Excellent take on the prompt.

  6. This is hilarious – I love reading all the banter in these comments. Loved this game.

  7. Love this because 1) I always thought that board game was kinda perverse and 2) it made me laugh, and I didn’t expect to. Thanks!

    • What board game? This entry was based on a true story.

      (If a girl makes a joke in her comments … and no smiley face emoticon is there to punctuate it … does it make a sound?)

  8. That poor bastard. Obviously wasn’t marking his clues accurately on the card.

  9. For a horrible moment I thought I had the wrong prompt and that it should be what I was – clueless. So, it was a double-whammy on horror!

  10. I always thought that Miss Scarlett did it! Well done 🙂

  11. Scriptor Obscura

    I love this story. Great one, ODNT! 🙂

  12. Oh I love this! I used to be infatuated with playing this game. What a great way to use the prompt!

  13. Lol. Nasty miss Scarlett :)can never trust her

  14. trifectawriting

    Thanks so much for linking up with Trifecta this week. Hope to see you back on Monday (10 am Eastern) for the new prompt and some exciting news about the changes Trifecta is making to spread the word about our writing community.

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