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Zombieluv Contest – Forever June 22, 2010

Posted by techtigger in flash fiction, writing contest.

@marirandomities has come up with a fantastically gory little idea  – the Zombie Luv flash fiction contest 🙂   How could I resist a writing prompt like that?


Her eyes were the color of frozen meat. Her lips more maggot than flesh.  Dry, brittle finger bones scratched at the shimmering curtain of the containment spell with a mindless determination, an automatic response to the reanimation process.

Ryan knew where it had all gone wrong.  It wasn’t his fault though, the Devil had lied to him. He remembered that night clearly – the mist at the crossroads, and an unholy pact to bring back the woman he loved.  The Devil had laughed, as only He can when a deal has been made.  Ryan should have known better than to trust Old Nick, but he was desperate, and figured the laugh was just to add to the atmosphere. The Devil had an image to uphold, after all.

Laura continued to scrabble at the walls of the containment spell, and would keep doing so until the hour was up and the spell faded.  Ryan glanced at his watch; only two minutes remained.  He brushed aside the chalk lines on the floor with his foot to set her loose, and braced himself as she shambled towards him.

His soul was lost anyway.  At least this way they could be together, forever.


  • Word count: maximum 1.000
  • The story must be a romance between two zombies. Make it as horrific as you like. 😉
  • Stories containing animal cruelty, torture, graphic sex or violence, any form of exaltation of violence, racism or other forms of prejudice will be immediately disqualified.
  • Post your entry on your own blog, with a title resembling this:
Zombie Luv Flash Fic Contest: Story Title
  • Copy and paste the contest logo and the guidelines at the end of your entry post.


1. lavenderlines - June 22, 2010

Nice! I like how you show his desperation and despair at the end, rather than state it. Well done. 🙂

techtigger - July 4, 2010

thank you! this is a little darker than my usual fare, but it was a fun challenge 🙂

2. Mari Juniper - June 22, 2010

Awesome! You’re on Angie! 😀

techtigger - July 4, 2010

first! woohoo 🙂

3. Joanie - June 25, 2010

I love this! What a great marriage (pun intended) of two old concepts into something new and exciting! The last lines are perfect.

techtigger - July 4, 2010

thank you 🙂 who says love isn’t forever?

4. Angel Zapata - June 28, 2010

Deals with the Devil seldom have a happy outcome. I enjoyed this.

techtigger - July 4, 2010

Ol’ Nick is a wily bugger, alright. 🙂 Glad you enjoyed it!

5. donaldconrad - June 28, 2010

Those first two lines…priceless. What a way to start this one.

techtigger - July 4, 2010

hehehe – that’s how most of my stories start out, I get a line or two, and the story just seems to build itself around them. Those were the ones that got this micro-fic rolling 🙂

6. Jodi MacArthur - June 29, 2010


techtigger - July 4, 2010

My blog has gotten the mark! wheeee!

7. Jodi MacArthur - June 29, 2010

It’s not letting me leave the mark of the beast so consider your story stamped. zzzooommbbbiiieee

techtigger - July 4, 2010


8. Rebecca T. - June 30, 2010

That was creepy. Great way to paint such a clear picture in so few words 🙂

techtigger - July 4, 2010

thank you! was a fun challenge, I don’t normally write horror, or microfic.

9. Laura Eno - June 30, 2010

You turned me into a zombie! I will remember this, Angie… 😉
Loved the eyes the color of frozen meat!

techtigger - July 4, 2010

Any zombie-fication of readers was entirely unintention. Honest! 😉

10. Gracie - July 3, 2010

Very nice. A perfect, compact, and creepy scene. Good luck!

techtigger - July 4, 2010

thank you! glad you liked it! 🙂

11. SteferstheGreat - July 5, 2010

Great job! 🙂 I agree with Laura about the “frozen meat” eyes. Very descriptive.

techtigger - July 7, 2010

thanks! wanted to get that cold cadaver description right 🙂

12. ravenlaw - July 11, 2010

Nicely done!

You established a lot in that word count.

Enjoyable flash!


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