Prompt: You just bought a new metal detector. Before you go use it, you jokingly point it at your arm. It starts to beep rapidly.
Up until reading The Very Best of Caitlín R. Keirnan, I’ve only read Keirnan’s book, Black Helicopters, and her short stories “Fish Brides,” “On the Reef,” and “The Transition of Elizabeth Haskings” in the anthology Weirder Shadows over Innsmouth. I enjoyed them all, but as I read and finished The Very Best, I became entirely engrossed by Kiernan’s prose and her work.
Prompt: As you’re returning to port you see a woman on island needing rescue. Her motorboat is old but she appears to have been their only a few days. You take her aboard and you realize while talking to the crew everyone describes her in radically different ways varying in height, weight, race, etc. Continue reading Writing Prompt #79 — The Ever-Changing Woman
Suicide House Publishing’s anthology Scary Snippets: Halloween is out now (albeit this post is a bit late)! It contains tons of micro-fiction spooky and horror stories, including three of my own: “The Hallowed Place,” “Repercussions of Destruction,” and “Past the Lantern.”
You can purchase it on Amazon.
Prompt: There’s a tradition in the West Virginia FBI department. New recruits must spend one night alone in the woods around Point Pleasant. Unfortunately, this means you.
My latest collection of weird and horror stories, The Abyss Beyond the Reflection, is free to download for a limited time for Halloween!
Pick it up now!