Coldly Calculating: Three Strikes and You’re Out

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Coldly Calculating: Three Strikes and You’re Out

April 19, 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

This little ditty is strongly attributed to former President Clinton in regards to repeat felons however its use is documented as far back as the 1940’s. There are many common baseball phrases that have taken on new meanings such as this one. Set the scene, your MC has made the same mistake not once, not twice but three times. Now, what? 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!

alsig

 

 

 

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