Coldly Calculating: To the Nth Degree
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
This phrase has its roots in mathematics (see what I did there?). In the mathematical instance is basically refers to a number so large it’s nearly infinite. For this week’s piece place your MC with someone who has always respected them, to the nth degree and only now is becoming aware of their shortcomings. It can be a harsh reality when we realize the ones we idolize are just as flawed as us.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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