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A Writing Challenge for you

Updated on September 30, 2014

Here it goes... A writing challenge for the dark side of the brain. I wrote a short detective piece and was asked to have multiple endings.. so I took that request and made it a challenge.


Here's the short piece read it and come up with your own ending..

http://frankatanacio.hubpages.com/hub/A-Different-Type-of-Torture





Rules: Min.. 300 words no less.. The serial killer must be sadistic.. and Detective Laura Kimber must be the main character. You can introduce your own character.. The serial killer is an arsonist and he loves having his victims watch their own death. The city is Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Please send me a link when you completed it so I can post it to my fan page.

@ scitrak@aol.com


I look forward to seeing Jodah, always exploring, Faith, and Genna East's version..


so get on your dark thinking caps on and hit the keys.


The writing piece can not be fantasy unless it is in a dream state.. and the serial killer must have committed one crime that will make the reader's skin crawl...


whose up to this challenge?





© 2014 Frank Atanacio

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Oh God, Frank, my latest novel is about a sadistic serial killer. I don't think I have another one in me. LOL At least I hope I don't. Good luck with your challenge. The last challenge you issued was quite popular.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      hmm curious now why dont you try it

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      Susan Zutautas 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Sounds like a great challenge and I love challenges. I'll see what I can come up with Frank :)

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      Susan Zutautas 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Can I post this on Facebook for you?

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      Just ask ..no wait now just susan... go ahead I love to see the darkside of a creative mind :)

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      Susan I'd like to get a link I have a few other fan pages I want to post them on if thats okay with you.. this time I dont want to miss any challengers

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      My thinking cap is on Frank. I just took the "Inner Writer" study and was told I to try this, so I will. :-)

      Kevin

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Oh yes, I'm in. What great fun...

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      The examiner make it so! Always.. I wonder how you handle the serial killer hmm..:) LOL

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Now how can I resist a challenge from you, dear Frank! Surprisingly, the two creative writing challenges I have written (short stories or Flash Fiction), are at the top of all of my hubs with high scores, when I keep telling everyone I am not a fiction writer, but maybe I am LOL. Currently, I am in the process of writing a political thriller novel.

      For you, I will attempt to delve into the mind of a sadistic serial killer ...

      It is always fun to stretch our creative writing abilities to genres we may not write in often.

      (((Hugs)))

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      wow.. can't wait so glad you decided to take this challenge knife point on...Love it

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      Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hi Frank. How cool is this! Kudos. But my comments echo Bill’s. With your other amazing challenge – that was a fascinating ride – and the serial killer I wrote about in the Neptune story, I think I have to regretfully sit this one out, my friend. I’m running on empty with serials. :-) Plus I’m behind with completing two other writing projects. I soooo look forward to reading what others have to offer…Faith, Jodah, Always Exploring (our Ruby), and more. This promises to be another enthralling ride! Voted up and shared.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      Genna should you have a change of heart Ill be sitting in waiting good-luck with the projects you have on hand bless you

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Frank, I'm so..so tempted, but I'm pretty snowed under at the moment, but we'll see, maybe later. Your challenges are always awesome, good luck with this one. Looking forward to reading the book, it looks great, well done.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      Tobusiness if the time comes id really like to see where your darkside takes you

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      Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Thank you, Frank. My advice to others when writing his profile… Take the cold, clinical approach when describing this guy, what he does and what makes him tick. You can’t get into his mind from an emotional perspective. Remember what Crawford said to Starling in “Silence of the Lambs.” “Believe me…you don't want this guy inside your head.” He was right.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      You are looking through his eyes.. hmm thank you :)

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Hi Frank, I don't want to wake up the dark side of my brain, but I'll be following. Sure it will be interesting.

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      Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hi Frank. Well, in a way, yes. You can’t enmesh yourself into the mind of a serial killer…especially from an emotional perspective…it’s not possible. Once you do, he’s in your head. Remember what happened to Will Graham? Understanding the psychopath from a clinical perspective is critical. But keep him behind the metaphorical glass. When writing, it makes this character that much more compelling. In SOTL, part of the fear and intrigue was that glass. I wish everyone luck with this fascinating challenge.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      Genna East and Msdora bless you both :)

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      oh good ill check it out now :)

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      Randi Benlulu 2 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Looking forward to the results!

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      I love challenges and your last one was fun to do so I'll have a go at this one; might have to leave publishing it until I get home as the photo side doesn't seem to work well when I'm away, no idea why! I'll get working on it and see what happens......

      Ann

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      If the endings are half as sinister as the beginning (and the instructions), we are in for quite a treat.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      so btrbell, annart and flourish.. give it a try so far two challengers and two different views I love it

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Frank, I'm still tempted! I see there's a minimum of 300 words but is there also a maximum, or can the writer decide?

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      no max limit... but it is flash fiction.. tobusiness I just dont want it... too short :)

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Got you! I'll aim for less than 1000 words then, Catch you later.

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Here's mine Frank....oh that's great, didn't think you wanted more than 300, mine's 900.

      https://hubpages.com/literature/Watch-and-Burn-alt...

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      tobusiness ill sit and wait for it :)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Sounds interesting. I love the dark side of things. Unfortunately too much on my plate right now but I will follow the hubs of those taking up the challenge. It should be fascinating.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      thanks Gypsy Rose anyhow :)

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      checked it out already..thanks annart

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Frank,

      Been off grid a bit from HP, but I am so thrilled that there are many who have participated so far. Looks like I have much to catch up on. I always love reading all of the alternate endings.

      Blessings

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      Faith just bless you ... bless you

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