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Halloween Horror Prompts <3

Whoo, I’ve been a little behind! You can find all of the prompts from today until I stopped posting on my tiktok!

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And then just to make sure this looks nice, here is todays!


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Happy horror writing everyone! And if you want to check or you’re interested, there is currently a horror writing contest going on via my DISCORD SERVER! Feel free to click and join!

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31 Days of Halloween Prompts

horror-promptsIt’s that time of year again, you guys! 31 prompts for Halloween, and let’s just jump right into it! I’ll be sharing my favorites in the coming days, so make sure to link back to me if you start up!

For today’s prompt:

You wake up from a nightmare, only to find that reality is far worse.

 

And there we are! Let’s see what you guys come up with! I can’t wait!

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31 Horror Prompts for Halloween! 1-4

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Oh, did we think I forgot? I didn’t xD I just haven’t gotten around to writing a blog for the past few days! I’ve been super busy doing Kinktober commissions. Anyway, I wanted to go ahead and throw you guys out your horror writing prompts. If you enjoy any of them, please write them up and link back to my blog ❤ I’d love to read them!

October 1st: A girl goes missing in the woods and her parents find only a decrepit and scary doll left behind. They soon learn that the doll is actually their daughter. And she’s alive. (credit to all prompts for 1-4 found here)

October 2nd:

October 3rd: A young brother and sister find an old door in their basement that wasn’t there before.

October 4th:

 

So, there we go! There are four prompts for you to work with, and I would love to see what you can come up with in relation to them! 

Until I see your responses! I can’t wait!

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31 Horror Prompts for October

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Hey, everyone! It is that time again! October has rolled around, and it’s time for my annual 31 Horror Prompts for October posts! I will be posting a horror-themed writing prompt every day this month! If you want your prompts featured, just link back to me when you post your prompt, and I will be posting some of my favorites at the end of the day when I post my reply! Even if I don’t get to do a reply, I will still post a blog linking y’alls responses!

So, let’s get started!

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So, here we go! Let’s get into that horror mood! I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with for this!

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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!
Author Amanda McCormick

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31 Horror Prompts – Response #21

horror-promptsHey, everyone! I’m still working on playing Catchup, but I will get there eventually. For now, I’m going to give you my response to prompt #21. I actually already wrote 22, but I can’t post it up until I get this one finished, so, let’s get to it!

The Light

The brightness that had stolen my vision away from me finally faded, and I found myself desperately wishing that it would return. I didn’t want to see what was happening in front of me. I didn’t want to see the fact that there were things there, waiting at the end of that bright light. They’d brought me into the light, spilled from my bed and pulled from my window in a completely impossible fashion – I’d gravitated, floated through the air in the bright beam, without any control of my arms or legs. I’d wanted to scream, but I couldn’t fill my lungs with enough air to make more than a whimpering noise.

Beside me, my husband had been asleep, and he hadn’t so much as twitched or moved when I’d been pulled from the room. As I spilled upward and into the air, the light had intensified – I’d tried to fight, but the brighter that it became, the harder it was for me to even think about moving… until it had stolen my vision away and I didn’t see where it had swept me.

Only, I was seeing it now. Everything was metallic, and pristine – the technology alone was something that I’d never witnessed. I couldn’t wrap my head around what was going on in the background though – all of the beeps and lights meant nothing to me… because the things were standing in front of me, and I couldn’t make sense of them.

They were tall and skeletal – they reminded me of insects, with dark black skin that glittered under the bright lights, and huge disc-like eyes that were somehow darker than the rest of them. Their arms were long, and their fingers had an extra knuckle… and they looked at me with a measure of intelligence that shouldn’t have come from a being that looked so frightening.

And yet, they spoke to each other in a strange language that was more clicking than words, and they approached my still prone body. They didn’t have body language that I understood, and I couldn’t read what was going on in their eyes… but a part of me knew that they had no intentions towards me that were pleasant. It was confirmed when they sidestepped to a table – sharp instruments rested there; knives, needles, things that I couldn’t understand, couldn’t describe. They took them up in those long, impossibly elegant fingers and came towards me.

I tried to suck in enough air to scream. I tried to fight, to move… but the beam of light above me shone brighter, and I couldn’t cry out when the first brush of metal punctured my flesh.

So, aliens. Aliiiens. Ahem. Honestly, though, I think that a lot of people have the fear of aliens. I can’t imagine them as strange little gray men, but I can imagine them as something terrifying and too cruel for their own good. Scientists, here specifically to learn what they can from humans, like we do from the poor animals we have in labs. Anyway, this was a really fun prompt to write – I’m sure that people can take it in so many different ways. I really enjoy seeing what everyone can come up with – as writers, we all have so many different stories inside of us.

It’s just up to us to let them out.

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

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31 Days of Horror Prompts for October #23

horror-promptsHey, everyone! I’m going to get today’s prompt posted up, so that I can go ahead and start posting my backlog of responses that I haven’t done. I hope you guys have been enjoying yourselves, because I certainly have. Anyway, onward and upward, right?

Write something using this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwlMnX_u6kE

Your theme is to also use the picture that is included as the picture for the music. So… scary babies, scary music.

Scary babies. That should be something to give you a pause and a thought. I don’t think that I’ve ever posted a prompt that has this particular potential, so hopefully you guys will enjoy it!

I hope that you guys enjoyed the prompts. Make sure if you end up writing one of them that you link back to me! At the end of the month, I’ll get a compilation fo all of the prompts posted up, so that everyone can see what we’ve done together during the month!

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

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31 Days of Horror Prompts for October (#20, 21, and 22)

horror-promptsHey, hey, hey! I thought about doing three different posts, but then I realized… I could just combine Day 20, 21, and 22 into one post. That way, everyone isn’t getting completely flooded, and the writing prompts still end up getting out there. I really do apologize for allowing myself to get behind like I have, and I’m so thankful that you guys are patient enough to wait while I get caught up. Hopefully by the end of the day, I’ll be there though.

So, without further delay, let’s get to the writing prompts. I’ll try to give you a little variety, as far as the content and what they’re about – feel free to do all of them, feel free to do one of them. It’s all up to you!

Prompt #20:

Morgue, Cold, Decay, Grave, Tomb, Haunting, Feast, Gore, Nightmare, Darkness.

Using at least 5 words from the list above, write a short story/poem/creative piece. 

Prompt #21

The bright light that had blinded you finally faded away, and when your vision returned…

Prompt #22

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

And there we go! Three different prompts, and I hope that you guys really enjoy it. If it’s too much to take in at once, just choose from one of them and get it done. Writing prompts are really such a great practice, what with NaNo not being very far away at all. I really recommend that you do some practice runs to see if you can get your words for the day. It’s going to help you out so much! As far as it goes, I’ll do all three, and hopefully have them posted up by today or tomorrow! So, until then, I hope that you guys enjoyed the prompts. Make sure if you end up writing one of them that you link back to me! At the end of the month, I’ll get a compilation fo all of the prompts posted up, so that everyone can see what we’ve done together during the month!

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

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