Coldly Calculating: Four Horsemen
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:
- 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!
Until next time, scribe happy and stay sassy!
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