Stumbled across a fun little website which determines what famous author you write like and thought it’ll be an interesting variation on the ‘Share Your Writing’ threads you see on some forums.
Here’s the work I submitted, apparently I write like Dan Brown (which I have to disagree with).
My Submitted Text
The Devil Herself
All was silent when he arrived in the dead of night. Expecting the house to be asleep, he’d stumbled through the front door and was greeted by the sudden dazzle of light. As his vision slowly adjusted, he could make out the devil herself standing a couple meters in front of him, floor lamp to her left.
“Is that blood?” She exclaimed, eyeing the bright red stain on his shirt she took a step towards him.
Blurting out a surprised “No?”, he defensively took a step backwards, matching her stride.
She stopped dead in her tracks. She could see the bewilderment in his eyes, hear his heavy breathing and smell the fear emanating off his skin.
Something was amiss, she thought, eyeing his shirt suspiciously.
“That’s not a question you’re supposed to answer with another question,” she added coldly, and resumed her advance.
He kept his distance and shuffled backwards as his bewilderment quickly turned to panic. He opened his mouth to speak yet his words remained stuck in his throat, producing no more than the unintelligible stutter.
She shifted her focus from his shirt to his hands behind his back. He was holding something.
She did not break pace and continued to walk him out the front door until his foot found no more ground and he fell… down he went as gravity pulled, stumbling down the steps leading to his front door with a wine bottle in hand which shattered against the concrete ground.
“I can explain…” his voice trailed off as he averted his gaze from the devil he knows as his mother.
What do you think? Agree or disagree?
Would be interesting to see what other people get, bonus points if you share your writing (optional) so everyone else can make that assessment too.
Link: I Write Like