Something Wicked This Way Comes
All Hallows Eve’s Most Legendary Tales
This Halloween we want you to scare us, to creep us out, to give us the heeby geebies and we want you to write us a oneshot to do it! Everyone remembers sitting around and telling scary stories and Urban Legends. We want you to take one of the five listed urban legends below and use it as your prompt.
URBAND LEGENDS TO CHOOSE FROM:
The chupacabra (chupar "to suck" and cabra "goat", literally "goat sucker"), is a legendary cryptid rumored to inhabit parts of the Americas. It is associated more recently with sightings of an allegedly unknown animal in Puerto Rico (where these sightings were first reported), Mexico, and the United States, especially in the latter's Latin American communities.The name comes from the animal's reported habit of attacking and drinking the blood of livestock, especially goats. Physical descriptions of the creature vary. Eyewitness sightings have been claimed as early as 1995 in Puerto Rico, and have since been reported as far north as Maine, and as far south as Chile. It is supposedly a heavy creature, the size of a small bear, with a row of spines reaching from the neck to the base of the tail. Biologists and wildlife management officials view the chupacabras as a contemporary legend.
2. Bloody Mary
When looking into a bathroom mirror at midnight, chant the name Bloody Mary three times and a ghost will appear. The ghost of Mary will be covered in the blood of all her victims. She climbs through the mirror and kills everyone in the house.
3. The Kidney Thieves
A lone traveler goes into a bar and is offered a drink by a stranger. The next thing they know they are waking up in a tub full of ice with a note taped to the wall telling them to dial 911 and there is a phone right next to the tub. The 911 operator asks them to feel their back and see if there is a tube protruding and there is. They are told to stay absolutely still in the ice until paramedics arrive. Both of their kidneys have been harvested.
4. The Killer in the Backseat
A woman gets into her car at a public place (gas station, store, bar) and begins to drive away. A rough looking man watched her get into her car and immediately gets into his and begins to follow her. He flashes his lights and honks his horn trying to get her to pull over. The woman is frightened and doesn’t stop. This was a mistake. The man saw someone get into her backseat and hide. The person in the backseat sits up and slits the woman’s throat.
5. The Ghost Hitchhiker
A car full of teenagers stop on their way to a school dance because they see a lone girl walking along a deserted road. They stop and ask her where she is going and she tells them she is going to the school dance. They offer to give her a ride and she accepts. One of the boys gives her his jacket to wear because she had been so cold. After the dance they take her home, but the boy forgets to get his jacket back. The next day the teenagers stop by the house to ask for the jacket back but an old woman answers the door and tells them there is no teen girl living there, her daughter died 30 years ago on her way to a school dance. She points to the cemetery across the street. The teenagers go look for her grave and find the jacket laying atop her headstone.
1. Each entry must use one of the listed Urban Legends
2. Any Pairing is okay, if there is a pairing at all
3. Must be a minimum of 2000 words and a max of 10,000 words
4. Collabs are okay
5. Max of 2 entries per person
6. Summary must include “Entry for Something Wicked This Way Comes Challenge” if you don’t have enough room in the summary, “Entry for SWTWC challenge” is acceptable
7. MUST BE BETA’D!!!!!
8. Must have the following header
Something Wicked This Way Comes Challenge
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Entries accepted from October 1st until October 22
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