Marlwood Manor

Posted by Aaron, 10/10/2020

With Jordan posting a Halloween entry on 30 October and Falcon 31 October, we have a de facto Halloween challenge on our hands – so I thought I may as well join in, too!

I thought it'd be fun to write a fairly typical horror story. I'll be posting mine just before Jordan's, on 29 October. It'll be called 'Marlwood Manor'.

Marlwood Manor

Here's a brief description:

When Covid-19 strikes, Abigail is ordered to self-isolate due to existing health problems. She hastens a planned move to a new, isolated property Marlwood Manor. Unable to see any of her city friends, she feels like a prisoner within its walls. Things take an unexpected, sinister turn when she uncovers the manor's history.

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Aaron Posted by Aaron (10 Oct 20):

Thanks, gents!

It'll be fun having an unexpected 3-person "challenge". :)

Joh Posted by Joh (10 Oct 20):

I'm looking forward to it. The cover is very nice, and the description sounds very good too.

Horror setups always benefit from isolation such as via bad phone signal or being in the middle of nowhere, but self-isolating due to covid - that's one I haven't come across before.

Falcon Posted by Falcon (10 Oct 20):

I am very much intrigued by this description and the cover art looks great too. At last something good comes from this pandemic! I was wondering if someone on Write Wise was going to weave a story from current events considering how much of an impact it has had on the year so far. I am really looking forward to reading all the entries from this de facto challenge.