Sunday, October 26, 2008

Queen of Horror

In the dark of night a groan rises from the blackness. A small form stumbles its way down the hallway of the sleeping house, emitting a low growling sound. It stops beside the bed where two bodies lay tangled in the sheets, sleeping, unaware of the heat radiating from the sinister presence mere inches away from them.

And thus begins the new movie Queen of Horror, which is sure to have you shaking in your seats and hiding your face behind your hands as scene after scene of horror unfolds: midnight awakenings; a fever; a child lying prone in front of Yo Gabba Gabba, her parents powerless to change the channel; the possibility of staying home from school. Will the child manage to get well before the parents have to take her to the scariest place of all - The Doctor's Office???

Parents everywhere are running for cover, but not before rating Queen of Horror as the scariest film they've seen since The Blair Witch Project (which, come to think of it, was the last horror movie they saw before becoming parents)

This post has been brought to you by Monday Missions. This Monday's Mission, should you choose to accept it, is to write a post in the style of a Horror Movie Summary. If you do, please put a link to your post in the widget below.

And yes, The May Queen was down with a fever this weekend, but we are hopeful that tomorrow she'll be off to school!

November is a new month, chock full of new Missions! Your missions, should you choose to accept them, are to write posts in the style of:
11/3 - An ad posted in the grocery store. (You know the type... someone is selling something or looking for something and there's a bunch of little slips to tear off at the bottom with a phone number)
11/10 - A "congratulations! you just won!" letter/e-mail
11/17 - CD liner notes
11/24 - A bill

Also, I am declaring December a nostalgic month. Let me know what your favorite past mission was (one you want to try again, or one you missed and wish you had done) and I'll resurrect a month's worth of past missions. (I think that I've gone back and labeled all my Monday Missions if you want to go back and browse through them)


the dragonfly said...

Ha! That had me laughing out loud...but I hope MQ isn't really sick. (The Little Mister and I both have nasty not fun is that??) I have to agree that the doctor's office is the scariest place of all, though. :)

Rima said...

Ack! The part about staying home from school is the most frightening! I hope MQ is better soon!

Amy Y said...

Oh no! We have a sick one here, too. Hope MQ is feeling better soon!

Kat said...

Ha! We've been watching that movie for the last few days. It is scary! ;)

E said...

I love Mondays at the Maypole!

No Mother Earth said...

The Blair Witch Project left me too nauseous to be scared.

Beck said...

Shhyeah, I know exactly what you're writing about - all THREE of my kids are sick today. I woke up with three feverish little people in my bed this morning, OH THANKS KIDS.

Mary G said...

The movie plot rocks. Well done! I'm still snickering -- and remembering the elevator drop feeling in the pit of the stomach when a small hot person said 'Mummy?' in a quavering voice at 2:00 am.
Re nostalgia missions -- poem?

Angela said...

I love reading your Monday Missions! Such talent!

ewe are here said...


I have to admit, Horror movies are the one genre I'm not wild about... freak me out. Thrillers I'm all for, but Horror movies, well, they kind of horrify me. ;-)

carrie said...

That was chilling!

Hope everyone feels better soon! No more sickies!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Sounds horrific, alright. Did she heal or did she end up at the dreaded doctor's office?

imbeingheldhostage said...

Oh, I hope she's better!!

The November MM have my mind spinning in excitement-- thank you. With Nablopomo coming up, I need the writing prompts!

Louise said...

This is great... very creative. I hope I can pull off one of the November ones... if I get caught up enough to actually think!