Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Weekly Workshop: Eww...Gross

This week's workshop comes again from the Hayden's Ferry Review blog. The editors over at HFR have issued a challenge to write the grotesque in 500 words or less, and now I'm passing that challenge on to you. What encompases the grotesque for you? Carnival sideshows? Bad horror movies from the seventies? Green beans?

Ok, I'm a little biased on that last one. And, to be honest, green beans are more gross than grotesque. But where does "gross" end and "grotesque" begin? Explore that boundary in your writing this week. You have free reign to be as horrifying and gross as possible.

If you produce something worth reading, send it along to HFR. Who knows...you may win a subscription to the journal...or you may just freak some people out.

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