Coldly Calculating: Double Whammy

Coldly Calculating: Double Whammy

August 24, 2016 Coldly Calculating Writing Prompts 0

Welcome to Coldly Calculating: Writing by the Numbers.

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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The term whammy was once considered a curse and the first noted reference for it was in baseball. A double whammy has come to be known as a situation or even where some experiences two unpleasantries simultaneously. This is open to wide interpretation and could encompass anything from weather phenomena to double deaths.For this week’s challenge, I want you to work in a double whammy for your MC. This would be a great opportunity to work on character development. Exaggerate it, make it ridiculously large. 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. 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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