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Horror stories

10 Dec 2019 21:03 - 10 Dec 2019 21:06 #65858 by shadar
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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.

https://www.writing.com/main/view_item/item_id/2206002-Doppelgnger


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. 

Shadar
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10 Dec 2019 21:23 #65859 by HikerAngel
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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.

Danke sehr!

And the Nazi stuff gives me a chance to practice my four-year-old level German! :)

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19 Dec 2019 23:24 #65970 by HikerAngel
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A few people thought that a sequel might be fun. I just wrote one, for another horror contest entry! :)

https://www.writing.com/main/view_item/item_id/2208259-Doppelgnger-2
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26 Dec 2019 04:48 #66061 by HikerAngel
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I've been thinking about another superheroine horror story where the superheroine makes a mistake and gets someone killed. Rather than come clean about it, she hides it, and it comes back to haunt her... in every meaning of the word.

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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26 Dec 2019 22:37 #66076 by Agent00Soul
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I love that first idea!  A ghost haunting a superheroine is one of the only situations she’d be powerless to stop. 

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27 Dec 2019 01:04 #66077 by HikerAngel
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Okay, here they are:

The Haunted Hero

...and...

Doppelgänger 3
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27 Dec 2019 20:11 - 27 Dec 2019 20:13 #66100 by HikerAngel
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I should probably just post these stories over here. If I package them up into one submission, they're probably long enough to be a worthwhile read now...

Doppelgänger 4
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17 Jan 2020 21:14 - 17 Jan 2020 21:19 #66470 by HikerAngel
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Another appropriately themed horror story. This one's called Apex Predator...

https://www.writing.com/main/view_item/item_id/2210532-Apex-Predator

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... :)
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