HikerAngel wrote: I write a lot of horror stories, but they are all for writing contests, so they are usually capped at 1,500 to 2,000 words. Only one of them has been superwomanish. The prompt for the contest was "doppelgänger." This story actually managed to win the contest.
Nice story... the intersection of horror and superhuman characters is an interesting one, especially if it involves some hard SciFi. Or spaceships, etc. I'm not so fond of the vampiric twists on this, however.
But as I'm learning from reading your stories, HikerAngel, it can work in a variety of settings. I look forward to reading more of your short stories that bridge the genres of superhuman and horror.
And, of course, ancient, evil Nazi scientists from the mid-20th century spreading their evil science using the resources of the the 21st century always works. For me anyway. A perfect villain who needs no excuse.
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shadar wrote: And, of course, ancient, evil Nazi scientists from the mid-20th century spreading their evil science using the resources of the the 21st century always works. For me anyway. A perfect villain who needs no excuse.
And the Nazi stuff gives me a chance to practice my four-year-old level German!
I'm also thinking about turning Doppelgänger into a full series of stories after some encouragement after posting it on Booksie. One reader thinks the story could be the basis of a novel-length work where Louisa shows her "sister" how to be more human over the course of the story. That definitely has me thinking too... Louisa is so snarky and fun to write that I wouldn't mind living in her shoes for a bit as she tries to turn her evil Nazi clone self into a proper superheroine.
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I'm reading Stephen King's Misery right now and writing a bunch of superwomen stories. I suppose this is what happens when the two intersect...