Coldly Calculating: On Cloud Nine
A.L. Mabry will be your host each week as we probe the darker corners of your imagination. This series is meant to help feed your mystery/horror muse, so try to give us chills! The prompt is open to interpretation, but try to include the phrase somewhere in your piece.
This Week’s Prompt
There are many theories as to the origination of this phrase but it is generally agreed that the meaning was once an intoxication induced happiness as opposed to the general glee it now references. What if Cloud Nine was an actual place. A euphoric paradise that was attainable. For a price. What length would your character go to reach this place? And in the end, was it worth it? I like it dark, don’t be afraid to push the envelope.
The rules are simple:
- Read the prompt and the history behind the phrase.
- Write a story 700 words or less answering the challenge.
- Share the URL to your story in the comments OR, if you don’t have your own blog, share your story in the comments. Either way, it will be seen.
- Add trigger warnings where necessary. Keep vulgarity to a minimum.
- Have FUN!
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Until next time, scribe happy and stay sassy!
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