Coldly Calculating: Twelve Apostles

Coldly Calculating: Twelve Apostles

December 20, 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


While our first thought is probably a reference to the Bible, let’s focus on a variation of the term apostle which is: an ardent early supporter of a cause, reform movement, etc. For this prompt, we aren’t looking at your MC. Instead, let’s imagine your MC is a reluctant leader and his/her motivations are pushed and encouraged by a board or council of 12 apostles. These twelve people feverishly support a motive that your MC only feels lukewarm about. 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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