Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Delusional Doom Blogfest Entry

Sorry for taking so long. I almost forgot about this blogfest and then it was on a day where I worked a split shift at work. But I'm getting it done along with commenting on posts still from my own blogfest. Today's is a blogfest influenced by the Ides of March.

Check the blog, Confessions of a Watery Tart for all the neat-o entries. ;-(

About the Blogfest:
"You can do ANY (or all) of the following:
Predict your own death
Predict someone ELSES death 
Write your own obituary
Write someone ELSES obituary
Plot a murder of someone sorely asking for it, step by step

I don't care whether you do it by story, plot list, news article, PROPHECY (any seers in the group?). All I ask is that SAID DEATH be either very strange, unusual, bizarre...conspiratorial... or that the reporting be entertaining. "

This sounded fun but I'm really not big on death. So umm.. I'm just taking a flash fiction piece I wrote when I attempting horror for a friend. Someone is dead in it, so that counts right? *shrugs*

My Entry:

"Almost done." Budders the Clown set aside his ink needle before backing away to look at his handy work. He took a minute to wipe off the sweat from his forehead and then went over to his vanity stand. After a fresh application of white make-up he returned to his project.

"What do you think Celia?" He waited for her answer and then nodded in agreement. "You're right, as usual. The black hair with the purple and green dress will look gorgeous."

Budders went to get the dress and then began the process of setting up his new mannequin so that he could prepare her for the new wardrobe. There still were a couple of pressing matters that needed to happen before the dressing stage. He wasn't one to rush into things but this doll excited him more than most of the others. He hadn't felt this in a long time; the energy and desire.

"I really need to clean up around here. This place is such a mess and not suitable for the company of a refined woman." Budders muttered half to himself and half to his lovely blonde Celia.

He went to the work of spraying the important sealant over the ivory skin of his new model. Didn't want the skin to get damaged or have traces of dirt or any other material. With the coat on he could then affix the luscious black wig. The hair felt as soft as silk and had the sweet smell of island flowers.

"Perfect." Budders nodded as he finished with the dress.

Cleaning up took him a lot longer than he liked but it was a necessary hassle when it came to mannequin making. If the shop wasn't spotless and all evidence properly disposed he would have big problems.

Budders winked. "Can't have evidence just lying around."

Once the area was clean and everything stowed away, he broke out the champagne. With a full glass he toasted his new woman, or the new version of the woman he'd met in the grocery store. "Here's to you. My beautiful Savannah."


M Pax said...

Creepy, interesting and enjoyable. Loved your story.

Draven Ames said...

What a gross story :P You did a good job at attempting horror. Did you try to submit this to anyone? It would do good with a lot of the flash fiction sites. There are so many. Crazy.

Mary Vaughn said...

This creeped me out! You really should think about submitting.

Susan Kane said...

Completely icky, scary. I hope that guy lives far far away. This could keep going.

Cleveland said...

Oh man, crazy!

Amanda Milner said...

*shudders* Thank you for that image, clowns already freak me out! Lol! *shudders again*

Dawn Embers said...

Thanks everyone for the kind comments. I originally wrote this for a friend's flash fiction contest on writing.com but not many entered. I have considered submitting it somewhere but haven't decided where to try first yet since I don't focus much on short fiction.

I appreciate every comment. So glad to see that people like this little bit of writing.

Sophia Richardson said...

Agreed with everyone else, definitely creepy.
- Sophia.

Hart Johnson said...

*shivers* Clowns and mannequins!? This is horror stuff! Loved it!

Nf1andprek-whisper said...

i have never tried horror... scary.. kudos

Dawn Embers said...

Again, thanks for the comments.

Nf1andprek-whisper - I have only tried horror a few times. It's not easy but even though I don't understand what qualifies people seem to like my attempts. It can be fun.


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