Monday, February 27, 2012

The Evil Genius Blogfest

The Golden Eagle over at The Eagle's Aerial Perspective is hosting "The Evil Genius Blogfest" in honor of her second blog anniversary!  The rules are simple: create a story,or non-fiction piece, in any format about an evil genius. It can be an already existing person from history or literature or you could, as I have done, create your own.  The entry should be 400 words or less.  Mine is exactly 300 words! :)

Sounds like fun!  I thought I would try it out!  I decided to write about my evil villain - Everett Schnitker from my novel, "To Love Without Hope".  This is just a little snapshot of his beginning as a creepy evil genius.  Hope you like it!


The face of the tormented young man, forever captured in black and white, stared up from the first page of the scrapbook.  His eyes were fixed on the unseen photographer and they were wide with fear.  His hands were chained, hanging from a cement wall, and there was a dark trail of liquid down his face from an open wound.   Words were scrawled beneath the photo in an uneven handwriting.

Peter
June 15, 1972
June 18, 1972

Everett flipped to a clean page, holding the new photograph in his shaking hands.  He dabbed the glue on the fresh page, pressing down the picture and being careful not to leave smudgy fingerprints that would ruin it.  Black and white photos were best, but he could change.  The boy’s eyes were bright blue, staring back at him.  He had fought harder than Peter and his face was bruised.  Imperfect, but it would heal.  Blood was in his brown hair and it was messy.  Maybe this one would be more appreciative and a better companion.  Everett quickly wrote a name beneath the picture.

Ryan
October 1, 1972

He had stalked the boy for two weeks, watching him walk to school, getting dressed through his bedroom window, and talking to his mother on the front porch.  Always yelling.  This would be better for him.  Taking him from his family meant nothing.  Easy.  Everett smiled to himself, brushing the greasy hair from falling in his eyes.

“This one will be better.  I will not be forced to kill him as long as he obeys,” he whispered, caressing the picture.

So many empty pages… Everett closed the scrapbook as he listened to the sound of Ryan’s screams, echoing up the basement stairs.  Time to begin again.  He wouldn’t give up until he found the perfect companion. 

Creepy, right?  He has me locking my door at night.  Go check out some of the other entries and be sure to vote! :)

28 comments:

  1. Whoa . . . seriously creepy. That makes me want to lock all my doors, and take up martial arts.

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    1. Martial arts - I like that, protect from creepy Everett. :)

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  2. very creepy it made me shudder. great job!

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  3. I heard about this blogfest way too late, but it sure sounds like wicked fun. And you know how to get into the minds of the baddies. Nice one! :)

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    1. Darn - I bet you would have had a creepy villain too. It's scarily fun to get into the mind of the bad guys... hmmmm...

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  4. Wow. GREAT post! Great job at making me scoot my chair away from the window and double check to make sure the door is locked :D

    New follower thanks to the blogfest!
    Nice to meet you,
    Jen

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    1. Welcome Jen. :) Everett should make you scoot away from the window... pefect. He really is a creepy villain. Thank you!

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  5. This entry creeped me out the most. Brrr.

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  6. He's definitely scary and, as with all the best bad guys, seems to think that what he's doing is completely reasonable!

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    1. Very true - bad guys never really see the bad in what they do.

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  7. He sounds like a chilling character--cold and methodical.

    Enjoyed reading your entry. :)

    Thanks for participating in the blogfest!

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    1. Everett is very chilling... that's what he was doing in 1972... thirty years later and he's not done being creepy. I enjoyed being a part of your blogfest! :)

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  8. Creepy indeed! Fabulous job though! I seriously have to leave a night light on after reading stuff like this! I love it!

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    1. Don't worry - I sleep with the light on after creepy stuff like this. :)

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  9. Hi Krista!

    Just stopping by to let you know I tagged you in a meme on my blog :o)

    p.s. Big time creepy scene! Wowza! Well done!

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    1. Thanks Angela! I will have to check out that meme later! :)

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  10. Oh my. He's every parent's worst nightmare. I'd lock up my doors and windows, too.

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    1. He is a parent's worst nightmare... creeper!

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  11. I was interested to read that your story takes place over thirty years. I shudder to think how much weirder and more sadistic he gets! Creeptastic!

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    1. The novel starts with this glimpse of him 30 years ago, but it is primarily told from a young woman's POV and you get to see what Everett has become after that long.

      Thank you! :)

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