The Doll of Horror – Flash Fiction Challenge


The Doll of Horror!

Written by Teresa Dean Smeigh

copyright October 2015


The doll was as big as the child.

Dressed alike they looked so wild.

You would never know the doll beguiled

Until you saw her fake smile reviled.


She sat on a shelf made just for her.

She waited patiently, an ambusher.

With her hammer she became a basher.

The hammer made her even brasher.


She snuck into the parents room.

The room was dark and full of gloom.

She was quick and started to zoom.

Dressed in her masquerade costume.


She bashed their heads in slickly.

For a doll she moved ever so quickly.

She was covered in blood thickly.

She didn’t feel the least bit prickly.



You challenge this week is to write a descriptive paragraph. I want to know the details of some scary scene fit for Halloween. The gory, gruesome, morbid details of something terrifying. I’m twisted like that. This week doesn’t have to be something appropriate for all ages if you don’t want it to be. I do ask, though, that you make your paragraph 100 words or more, just to dive into the more minute details of what you are trying to describe to your readers.

You have until noon (PST) on Friday, October 23rd

Write the paragraph and post it on your blog, website, whatever you use to share your writing online and comment with a link to it here on this post so that everyone can find it. This is also open to anyone who wants to create a poem rather than a story. So if you’re more a poet than a storyteller, feel free to join in as well.


Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog

About Tessa

Tessa Dean at 60 plus is still writing but slowing down because of her disabilities affecting both physical and mental abilities. She has bipolar disorder (mental), Fibromyalgia (nerves), degenerative disc disease (spine), and arthritis (joints). She has published about 12 articles on Bipolar Disorder on She is also working on 3 fiction books (mysteries/thrillers). The books will probably never be finished, but who knows what the future holds. She keeps her blogs filled with useful content, stories and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. She has also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. She is from Southern, NJ. Her family, writing and blog keep her busy. You can also follow the progress of her memoirs on the blog. She is adding chapters a little at a time.
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