Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Thursday's Thirteen: nerve racking descriptions

Writers like me sometimes add horror or suspense elements into their Romance story line. And in honor of Halloween, which is just around the corner, here are thirteen nerve racking descriptions off the top of my head.

1. The wind howled.

2. The hair on the back of her neck stood on end.

3. A chill went down her back.

4. Footsteps echoed in the dusty hallway.

5. A door squeaked loudly.

6. Not for the first time did she regret letting her boyfriend talk her into going to the cemetery at midnight.

7. Just for a moment his eyes glowed yellow.

8. It was pitch black in the house. She flipped on the light, and it didn’t come on.
9. Then she heard a loud noise, and she knew no one was home at this hour.

10. A loud screech made her jump.

11. Lightning crackled over the old empty house, and just briefly lit a face in the window.

12. Her sight finally adjusted to the dim light, and focused on a pair of eyes
staring back at her.

13. Behind her something scuttled across the floor, she spun around but saw nothing.


Ella Drake said...

These are definitely crrrreeeepy. Number 11 is one that would freak me out no end.

Ms Menozzi said...

Oh, man... You used "scuttled!"

That's a word that sets me on edge. Things which scuttle should be stamped to oblivion!


Happy TT!

Adelle Laudan said...

Fun list! Happy T13!

Angeleque Ford said...

Creepy. Great list.

Paige Tyler said...

Very creepy! Great TT!


My TT is at

Alice Audrey said...

A frightening list.

Janice said...

Hi Ella,

Oh it did, hmm maybe I should use it for a story?

Hi Ms. Menozzi,

That's the idea, lol.

Hi Adelle,

Thank you.

Hi Angeleque,

Thank you, that was what I was aiming for.

Hi Paige,

Thank you.

Hi Alice,

Thank you too. I was aiming for creepy or frightening.

Happy TT everyone,

Merle said...

Dear Janice ~~ A nice creepy post -
some of those are scary. If you meant
to scare us, you did well.
athanks for your comments. Glad you liked the pics of roses and stories.

Take great care, my friend.
Love, Merle.

Janice said...

Hi Merle,

Oh good, yeah that was my aim, scare you or make you look behind you. What was that noise? Did something scuttle?

Loved your post as always. Your post are always a joy to read.

Take care and have a great weekend.

Gledwood said...

I'd like an enormous "ruined castle" Victorian gothic folly type holiday home... with at least 3 layers each of atticks and dungeons... wouldn't that be amazing!

Janice said...

Hi Gled,

Yes it would, and a real Gothic horror tale it would be too.