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31 Horror Prompts for October: Day 21-27

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Day 21:

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Day 22:

People in this neighborhood begin having freak accidents that involve normal appliances and machinery, such as blenders, weed whackers, and garage doors.

Day 23:

A young woman is impregnated by her handsome new boyfriend, who turns out to be something other than human.

Day 24:

An author’s fictional villain stalks him.

Day 25:

A mother’s young child may or may not be a changeling.

Day 26:

A child’s imaginary friend starts to cause real trouble.

Day 27:

When putting together a slide show for a wedding or funeral, someone notices that for decades, the same man, dressed in the same fashion, has been appearing in the background of photographs taken in public places.

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31 Horror Prompts for Halloween: 11-15

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Day 11:

A musician practices. When she finishes a piece, she hears someone clapping for her, although she lives alone.

Day 12:

Creating a hybrid of a human and this particular animal turns out to be a bad idea.

Day 13:

The Furies—the vengeance deities of classic mythology—are back in business again.

Day 14:

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Day 15:

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31 Writing Prompts for October: Day 8-10

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Soooo! To say that I fell a little behind on this is an understatement. However, I’m still going to get all of the prompts up. I’ll be posting some back to back blogs here and getting them up in batches! I really do apologize – between the baby and getting prepped for NaNo (which took most of my free time) I’ve been really busy. However, I’m planning on doing daily update blogs come November, and things are finally starting to get into place with the kiddo (See: He can hold his head up now).

So, anyway. Let’s get these writing prompts going!


Day 8:

At 3 am you wake up out of a very sound sleep. You hear the ice cream truck outside of your house. And you realize, the sound that woke you up, was the sound of your 4 year old daughter, letting the screen down slam, as she left the house.

Day 9:

The man leans into you. There is a dark red almost black color to the whites of his eyes. He is so close his nose is almost touching your nose. You can feel his breath when he says, “We all have it in here. We are all infected.

Day 10:

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31 Horror Prompts for October – Day 4&5

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Well, well! Here we are! As you’ve noticed, I’ve taken to posting two days at a time. My little boy is distracting, and I’m also trying to plot for NaNo! I won’t always do two days together, but I wanted you guys to know that I will always certainly  have these up, even if I have to do this a few times.

As a side note, I’m planning on doing these prompts and posting up some of my replies soon! I can’t’ wait to see what you guys come up with for these particular prompts!

Day 4:

Day 5: 

So, there we have it! The writing prompts for day 4 and 5! I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with for these! Remember to link back to my blog if you do the prompts, so I can feature you on my weekly sum up post!

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31 Horror Prompts for October – Day 2&3

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Sorry about the lack of prompts yesterday, guys! I actually had the blog written and didn’t post it. It looks like WordPress has updated so that I have to push the button twice. How weird. Anyway, I will be giving you two prompts today! Two pictures. Do one, do both! But here are your day 2 and 3 writing prompts for the 31 Days of Horror Prompts for October!

Day 2:

Day 3:

So, there they are. If you end up doing the prompts, let me know. I’d love to see your responses! I’m much like a few others here, I’m kind of hoping that one of these prompts is going to inspire something for NaNoWriMo. I’m still not completely sure as to what my idea is going to be, so we’re gonna see.

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31 Days of Horror Prompts for October #25, 26, 27

horror-promptsHey, everyone. I’ve clearly continued with my “I’m behind on doing my writing prompt responses.” And I very well may continue that for a bit more. I’m hoping to catch up over this weekend, but we’ll see. I will, however, continue to post the prompts ❤ And I’m playing catch up with that today. I actually kind of like doing them in a big post though, because it gives the people who don’t want to do daily prompts a variety all in one place.

Anyway, NaNo is getting closer and closer, so I encourage you to apply these prompts to your characters, if you can. After all, there’s nothing wrong with that!

Prompt #25

“There’s a body-shaped gap in the thick forest brush that wasn’t there before. Upon closer inspection, each of the branches around the gap are seared as if burned.”

Prompt #26

You wake up one day to find your dead husband/best friend sitting in your living room.

Prompt #27

The smell beneath the floorboards was getting worse every day

So, there we go. Three new prompts. I think that they’ll be pretty fun to tackle. I tried to make sure that they each had a different type of feel to them. Bonus points for you guys if you can work in your MC’s from your NaNo novel this year for the prompts – if you do that, make sure to link me back when you post it. I”d love to see what you’re writing, and I’m going to compile and post everything together after you’ve done it.

Even though I’ve been getting behind on these prompts, it has still been a real adventure for me. I really love posting prompts – I usually only do it once a week… and that’s completely manageable for me to complete. Though one every day has been a bit much, just coming up with the prompts is a fun and creative process for me. I’m glad that you guys have been enjoying it as much as you have, and you can rest assured that I’m going to do this again for next Halloween!

Until next time guys!!! Keep reading and writing, and keep being absolutely awesome!
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31 Horror Prompts – Response #22

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Hey, everyone. So, here is the response to Prompt #22, and I have to say that it was actually interesting to write. I usually change the perspective when I answer prompts that have the word you in them, but this time, I decided that I was going to experiement and see what happened.

I’m actually kind of pleased with it. I don’t think that I could write an entire book this way, but I do think that I could write a few short stories using this method. Anyway, I’ll let you get right to it! To the story!

Your Thundering Heart

It was the noise that woke you, and the noise that sent your heart to thundering. It jolted hard in your chest, a loud thud, thud, thud that was hard to breathe around. You’d had this problem since you were a child – noises that woke you, and a terror that left you slicked with sweat and cold. Your mother had told you it was all in your head, and your father made fun of you and told you to be braver.

There was never any real sympathy from either of them, because they always seemed to assume that you were just a child, feeling childish feelings. They thought you’d grow out of it – and they were certain that it wasn’t going to be something that followed you into adulthood.

They were wrong.

The noise was loud, and it had sounded like a growl. Your blood feels almost slugging in your veins now, chilled, full of terror that makes you run like ice. It’s a strange sensation – but you know if you close your eyes and concentrate, you can calm yourself.

You’ve had to calm yourself for so many years now that you’ve learned to get a hold on it. Your eyes are opened, you aren’t sleeping anymore. Your nightmares can’t touch you, so you can calm yourself down.

One deep breath, and you need to concentrate on the beating of your heart. It’s thick in your chest, and you know that it’s going to take some time to calm itself… but it always does. One more deep breath, and you focus in on the sound of your heartbeat. You have to concentrate on it, and you have to will it to slow – until your heart slows down, nothing is going to be calm. until you can calm yourself, nothing is going to feel better.

Once you feel better, you can get up – you’ll have a shower, you might get a drink. You’re certainly done sleeping for the night – there’s never any sleeping after one of these episodes, but that’s all right.

People at work are used to the dark bags under your eyes. Your mother and father don’t ask you how you’ve been sleeping anymore, and there’s a part of you that wonders if you’re a disappointment to them after all.

But that doesn’t matter – none of that matters but the beating of your heart, and that’s what you concentrate on.

Thud, thud, thud.

(thud, thud, thud.)

It’s strange – something is wrong. Something about the sound that you’re so used to concentrating on is off, and that’s not okay.

Thud, thud, thud.

(thud, thud, thud.)

You realize that the thundering of your heart has an echo that isn’t coming from you.

So, there we go! I think that the particular method of writing from that perspective was a good exercise in and of itself. I really enjoy doing things differently, because it gives me a chance to grow and expand my writing talents. I strive each and every day to improve myself – I’ll never be content with the level that I’m at, because I’m always reaching for that next step up. I’ll be happy with my talent, and I’ll know that I should try to do something with it, but the moment that you stop wanting to improve is the moment that you give up on ever getting better. 

Anyway, I’d love to see what you guys did with this prompt. With NaNo getting so close, I know that we’re all scrambling to get prepared. I may actually gear my next writing prompt towards previous stories that you guys have written, or what you’re doing to prepare for NaNo! I’ll see if I can come up with something! 

Until next time guys!!! Keep reading and writing, and keep being absolutely awesome!
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