Six Sentence Sunday, 20 November (The Necromancer and the Barbarian: A Love Story)

Outside the Gothic windows whipped the white veils of a wolf-howling, demon-haunted snowstorm, illuminated in blue flashes by its own lightning. The wax figure on the slab stirred, half-animated; the face moved and then began to melt. The unmistakable stench of dead flesh filled her head, and the thing screamed, begging her to kill it.

The resurrection had failed.

Then the head split down the middle, the skull giving way to a face made entirely of fangs, and it lunged at her. 

Elsa woke up, her heart pounding; of late, her dreams had been full of monsters. 

A dark little moment from this year’s NaNo novel, The Necromancer and the Barbarian: A Love Story. The excerpts from Annie Brown will return next week.

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21 Responses to Six Sentence Sunday, 20 November (The Necromancer and the Barbarian: A Love Story)

  1. redplace says:

    Short but very entertaining. More like a tease!

  2. gayleramage says:

    Darn, I was hoping that dream was real, lol. Great snippet!

  3. Alix Cameron says:

    I love your writing and pace you have me in on every word. Well done!

  4. Zee Monodee says:

    OMG! That was so chilling! Loved that first line especially – powerful!

  5. Whoa, now THAT’s a creepy dream. Way to lull us in (and start us feeling the chill) with the white snowstorm outside.

  6. Jayel Kaye says:

    whoa. That was extremely creepy. Great writing

  7. *rubs arms* Yeah, very creepy. *shudders*

  8. sassyspeaks says:

    I love your sentence sturcture. And I’ve been enjoying your daily updates as well.

  9. Monica Enderle Pierce says:

    Yeesh; Elsa needs No-Doze! Very intense and vivid.

  10. Eeep! Hides from the scary monster! 🙂

  11. Very chilling snippet! intense six!

  12. Vivien Dean says:

    That’s not a dream, that’s a nightmare. Well done!

  13. Wow, vivid and now *I’m* going to have nightmares! Powerful excerpt!

  14. Awesome! A Frankenstein nightmare in six sentences!

  15. J.A. Beard says:

    Dream , , , or premonition?

  16. pippajay says:

    Urgh, absolutely chilling!

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