Coldly Calculating: Three Score and Ten
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
Threescore was a common unit of measure like “dozen,” “score,” or “gross.” Threescore and ten would translate to 70 and in the day it was common it referred to a lifetime. I think for most of us, our MCs are younger but take us to their future. Take us to “threescore and ten.” What is the highlight of their lifetime? What do they fondly remember or deeply regret? 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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