Coldly Calculating: Double Dutch

Coldly Calculating: Double Dutch

February 1, 2017 Coldly Calculating Writing Prompts 0


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

I know your first thought is jumping rope. Maybe a couple of creepy twins. However, I like the gibberish definition. It dates back to the early 1800s so it carries some hefty history. What would cause your character to speak gibberish? Intoxication? Frustration? An unknown language passed down through generations of a mostly isolated family/community? Take this double dutch and jump to it. I like it dark, don’t be afraid to push the envelope.


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. 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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