Coldly Calculating: Four Horsemen

Coldly Calculating: Four Horsemen

June 21, 2017 Coldly Calculating Writing Prompts 0

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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

For this prompt, I want to blow the box wide open. The box? Get out of it now. You can focus on the horsemen as a group or single out one. Be creative with their gender, their species. Maybe they aren’t even a they. Maybe they are symbolic of places or events. War, Famine, Death, and Conquest. The predecessors to the apocalypse. 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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