Saturday, October 31, 2015

'Warning the Stars' #39: Write Your Own Halloween (A Guided Prompt)



Incidentally, my Saturday prompt has arrived in due time for a Halloween celebration.  So our prompt for today is going to be ghoulishly fun!  Light a candle, turn on some creepy Halloween music and write yourself silly scared in the form of a poem, short story, or flash fiction.


Step 1:  Choose your location from the list:

A haunted house
A hay ride
An old, ancient graveyard
A masquerade party
A funeral parlour
Dark cornfields at midnight


Step 2:  Choose SIX words from the following list (use more if you feel up to the challenge):

stones
candle stick
night owl
isolation
turmoil
gurgle
seance
train tracks
gas lights
curdling
brash
hellish
fiend
mockery
dashing
ablaze
moonlit
clock-strike


Step 3:  You must include at least TWO of the characters below (use more if you fancy):

a nurse
a gothic lady
a tormented ghost
a body snatcher
an orphaned girl
a walking corpse
a ghost
a madman
a prison escapee
a teenager lost in the dark
a beautiful lady who has left some party upset
a hitchhiker


Step 4:  You MUST include this line somewhere in your writing:

"Hell fancies a frightened soul."


Step 5:  Use two lines to describe the eerie night sky in detail (this may be inserted anywhere in your writing).


Step 6:  THREE of the following sounds MUST appear somewhere in your writing:

crush
whisper
crash
raspy
howl
cackle
crackling
hushed
shriek
rustle
scrape


Step 7:  End your piece with a grotesque scene.  Something gory or bloody or just downright creepy or crude.  Think horror movies or The Twilight Zone.



Most of all, Happy Halloween my fellow horror fans and candy fiends!

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