Coldly Calculating: Three Wise Men
Welcome to Coldly Calculating: Writing by the Numbers.
I 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
I think most of us are familiar with the story of the Three Wise Men or The Three Kings, regardless of our religious background. They were known to arrive bearing gifts for the infant Jesus. While the Bible never specifies there were only three, that is the common belief. For this week’s challenge, I want you to tell me about three unexpected visitors and they gifts they brought for your MC. Exaggerate it, make it ridiculously large. 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.
- Please keep your stories pg-13 or under since this is a public page. Add trigger warnings where necessary. Keep vulgarity to a minimum.
- Have FUN!
Until next time, scribe happy and stay sassy!
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