Saturday Scribes Writing Prompts: Oct. 30th

Hallowe’en and NaNoWriMo are both just around the corner.  Which one are you more excited about?

In honour of All Hallow’s Eve, we’ve got another spooky prompt for this week:

Theme: The stranger by the side of the road

Words:
barefoot
pale
suspicion
promised

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Saturday Scribes (belated) Writing Prompts Oct. 5

Away again over the weekend, once again finding myself without internet access. I keep thinking we’re living in a Bruner/Gibson future where everything is connected, and then finding out my computer isn’t compatible with the hotel’s “plug ‘n’ play” internet access, and that my phone has mysteriously run out of minutes when it should be topping up automatically. Sigh. So here they are, a bit later than expected. Enjoy!

The overall theme for this week’s prompts is by request, in anticipation of All Hallow’s Eve (some of our writers wanted to try their hand at writing a scary story for Oct. 31st). I’ve included more than the usual amount of words, so for this week don’t feel you need to use all of them, just pick whichever ones get your fingers twitching.

Theme: What goes bump in the night

Words:
 darkness
 razor
 
whisps
 slithery
 circling
 black

 patter
 drainpipes
 dripping

 prickle
 tangled
 buried

(All of this week’s words were taken, somewhat randomly, from Neil Gaiman’s Hugo award winning novel “The Graveyard Book“)

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Saturday Scribes Writing Prompts: Oct. 31

This week our writing prompts just happen to fall on Hallowe’en, so we’re going for an extra special All Hallows Eve format.  For those of you who prefer the tried and true theme-and/or-words prompt, scroll down, you’ll find them below.  (Fans of the Lovecraft-inspired “Arkham Horror” board game will no doubt find our first three prompts eerily familiar.)

Headline:
New Zealand man puts up his soul for auction

Environment (Weather):
Thick fog

Movement:
Ghosts on all main streets

Theme:  Sacrifice

Words:
suspense
spectre
secretive

As usual, remember comments are semi-moderated, so don’t worry if your comment doesn’t show up right away. Newcomers can learn more about Saturday Scribes here (including how to do a permalink to your post) and read the prompt guidelines here.