Trifextra – “hypnagogia”

Posted: March 30, 2012 in Fiction
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This weekend’s Trifextra challenge:  Write a horror story in 33 words, without the words blood, scream, died, death, knife, gun, or kill.

Hypnagogia
She bolted upright, heart racing. She recognized the contours of her bedroom in the darkness. “Nightmare. Only a nightmare,” she panted.  “Wrong,” replied an unknown voice as the cold steel touched her neck.

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  1. trifectawriting says:

    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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  2. fghart says:

    I’m blown away – only 33 words and yet you created a plot twist! Nicely done.

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  3. rangewriter says:

    You inspired me to participate!

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  4. Dana says:

    OMG, a nightmare come to life. EEK! Excellently written, John, I’m still shuddering.

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  5. HaLin says:

    Chilling story! I wish you the best.

    But really, glad to have discovered you thanks to Trifecta. Cheers!

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  6. Sandra says:

    Very scary indeed! A ‘real’ nightmare is beginning for her… I picture a very deep, unsettling voice.

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  7. k~ says:

    AAACCCCKKKKKK… (runs out of the bedroom grabbing the nearest sharp, heavy object on the way).

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  8. My worst nightmare about nightmares! Well done.

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  9. […] to John at Trask Avenue for introducing me to this! You should check out his submission: Hypnagogia! Rate this: Spread the HopeFacebookTwitterDiggStumbleUponEmailRedditLike this:LikeBe the first to […]

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  10. jannatwrites says:

    Thanks….now I will be sleeping with the lights on clenching pepper spray.

    Seriously, though…great scary entry.

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  11. debseeman says:

    Pretty sure it’s not a good idea for me to be reading this stuff before bed. Concise, precise and scary!

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  12. Mel says:

    HOLY CRAP! This was intense. How you almost make us feel relieved with her, than BAM! The psycho took away that security. Well done.

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  13. Very Nice! And thanks for leading me to Triextra!

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  14. That’s MY worst (curse word that I’m not sure I can use on your blog) nightmare.

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  15. A scary 33 words 🙂

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  16. Yeesh. That is scary good!

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  17. Chris says:

    Very good. Great response to the prompt.

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  18. You summed it up in 33, yet I want 33 more! great job!

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  19. markwindham says:

    very nice, nice turn on the usual ‘wake up and everything is fine.’

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  20. kayjai says:

    Ooooohhhh…very good.

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  21. whiteladyinthehood says:

    Yikes. Trask, that was really scary..

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  22. I’m a lover of all things horror and scary and that just gave me the chills. Awesome!

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  23. Excellent take on the challenge, John.

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  24. dunce two says:

    Dark stuff, man. Awesome!

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