Coldly Calculating: 10 Commandments

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Coldly Calculating: 10 Commandments

November 2, 2016 Coldly Calculating Writing Prompts 0

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I 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

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Regardless of our religious beliefs, most of us know what the 10 commandments are and many can even recite them. If you need a refresher, you can find them here. At its core, it is a list of rules to govern daily life. For this week’s challenge, I want you to develop a list of unique commandments for your MC and a scene where they break at least one of them. I like it dark, don’t be afraid to push the envelope.

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The rules are simple:

  1. Read the prompt and the history behind the phrase.
  2. Write a story 700 words or less answering the challenge.
  3. 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.
  4. Please keep your stories pg-13 or under since this is a public page. Add trigger warnings where necessary. Keep vulgarity to a minimum.
  5. Have FUN!
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Until next time, scribe happy and stay sassy!

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