Weekend Writing Warriors – It would be great to connect with other horror readers/writers. I struggle to capture the ominous tone, create the appropriately spooky setting, and introduce characters who don’t annoy you…
Without further ado, here’s an 8 sentence snippet from the first chapter of a new, yet-untitled Work in Progress (WIP).
He lifted the door to the root cellar, first on one side, and then the other. They yawned open to the left, and then to the right. Each fell with a dull and wooden thud, revealing a hole with stairs that faded down into darkness. The hard-cider smell of fermenting apples coupled with the organic must of earth rose from the room below.
Come, said the boy. Let’s have an adventure. He stroked her cheek.