Women in Horror Month (WiHM) is an international, grassroots initiative, which encourages supporters to learn about and showcase the underrepresented work of women in the horror industries. Whether they are on the screen, behind the scenes, or contributing in their other various artistic ways (like writing!!), it is clear that women love, appreciate, and contribute to the horror genre.
In honour of WiHM, writing prompts were given to a group of fantastic women who live and breathe horror. Their challenge? Write a 100 word horror story.
Untitled, Beth Perry (Writing Prompt: Ghost hunters on a haunted island get separated from each other)
He Will Come from the Shadows, Claire Casey (No prompt)
Out for a Walk, Danielle James (Writing Prompt: You’re all alone in a parking lot and you notice your shadow has changed shapes)
Smoke Break, Kelly Evans (No prompt)
Pestilence by Fire, Kindra Sowder (Writing Prompt: The Egyptian plagues have started again)
Untitled, L Bachman (Writing Prompt: The Egyptian plagues have started again)
Personal Hell, Lindsey Goddard (Writing Prompt: Out walking on a bitterly cold night, you notice red eyes lining the tree branches)
The Itch, P Mattern (Writing Prompt: You have an itch on your head that no matter how you scratch it, it never goes away. One day you notice something moving underneath your skin where it’s itchy)
Brains, Sheri Williams (Writing Prompt: Zombie animals have taken over the world)