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Terrifying Writing Prompts for the CAA Open Mic Fright Night!

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Happy Hallo-SCREAM Writing Prompts! ah-HA-HA-ahh!

Happy Hallo-SCREAM Writing Prompts! ah-HA-HA-ahh!

BooOOo! A list of horrific writing prompts to devilishly draw out your inner ghastly writing ghoul for the CAA Halloween Open Mic Fright Night! Enjoy and HAPPY HALLO-SCREAM!

  1. You realize someone is watching you from the other side of a mirror hanging in your hotel room…
  2. A farmer grows the biggest pumpkin in the world!
  3. You emptied your basement freezer and found a/an…
  4. You notice liver spots on an elderly woman/man who is sitting next to you on the subway. Her/his spots appear to multiply every time the subway stops to let passengers board or disembark!
  5. You notice your co-workers slowly becoming more lethargic and disconnected from their work, they are becoming more and more like robots every day, why?!
  6. After you fix your analog TV antenna on the roof, you start receiving messages on your TV from the great beyond…
  7. Moonlighting as a vampires’ assistant proves to be too much for a mere mortal…
  8. A furious snowstorm brings two sworn enemies into close contact when they end up stranded in an abandoned cabin deep in the woods of an eerie forest…
  9. The Zombie Apocalypse has arrived! Use the CDC’s (Center for Disease Control) guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse to write about how you and other dystopian residents on earth will prepare and survive this event!
  10. A newly installed home security system proves to be too intelligent at detecting what it perceives as “danger”…
  11. As a Taxi driver, you often take strange people home after a night of drunken debauchery but this time a passenger, a frail, ghostly looking child with black eyes (and sclera’s) climbs into the backseat of your cab after you have turned off your meter…
  12. Two very peculiar children with deep green (or any color you wish for substitution) complexions appear in a village. As a journalist, you are dispatched to report on this strange event. What do you discover? Use the legend of The Green Children of Woolpit as your reference.
  13. “It won’t be long now,” said the witch/warlock. However, it appeared as though the potion had taken far too long to…
  14. Use any (or all) of these occult symbols in a spooky poem or story: A Sigillum Dei; An Ankh; A Pentacle; A Rosy Cross; A Nazar and/or An Evil Eye.
  15. In a hall of mirrors where each mirror reflects a character trait, you see yourself as you really are…
  16. As the Gypsy peered into the crystal ball, the foggy glass cleared and an image came into view of…
  17. Pick one of your favourite Horror authors and use their name for an eerie acrostic, poem or story. A small list of Horror/Suspense-Thriller/Sci-Fi and Odd Sci-Fi authors:
  18. An animal in the pet shop where you work has some supernatural powers.
  19. Write about an app on your iPhone that can alter reality…
  20. How did all this candy corn get stuck in my hair?
  21. A homeless man can see the future, but no one believes him.
  22. After a getting a flu shot, you develop two additional pairs of arms and legs…
  23. Two Blood/Hunter’s moons rise over a darkened, abandoned graveyard…
  24. You buy a shirt. When you take it home and try to wear it, you find that it screams if it thinks it does not match your jeans.
  25. Write about an ancient Roma Gypsy curse…
  26. You unearth the lost texts of an infamous Occult leader…
  27. A Feng shui consultant puts a curse on you after you prove him wrong.
  28. Villagers awake to find that a strange well has appeared in the center of their town.
  29. Suddenly the song “Monster Mash” came on at the elementary school Halloween dance, that’s when I noticed…
  30. A basket floats down a stream; lodging on a rock in front of a child who runs crying to his parents about the contents, inside there was a/an…
  31. During a lunar eclipse, you find a glowing rock in your backyard…
  32. A new neighbor in your apartment building is a vampire.
  33. Your digital camera has images on it that you didn’t take of…
  34. You fall in love with a sorcerer, who changes you into anything he/she wants, until you…
  35. A violinist suspects that a ghost is hiding inside the antique Stradivarius he recently purchased.
  36. A new employee in a toy store finds a supernatural Barbie doll.

~Spooky Sara. Have fun and write on! All prompts sourced from Writing.com and Hatch’s Plot Bank with some spooktacularly garish tweaks for Halloween from me  >;)

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Author: SM CADMAN

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One thought on “Terrifying Writing Prompts for the CAA Open Mic Fright Night!

  1. Reblogged this on "Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas." –Marie Curie and commented:

    Horrific Halloween Prompts for CAA’s Open Mic Fright Night! Muwahaha!

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