Coldly Calculating: Two Cents Worth
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
“My two cents” can be found documented back to the early 1900’s although there is no confirmed origin. It is suggested that it may have a poker association but there is no evidence of that either. In modern usage, it can be an indication someone is going to butt in with an opinion (or they have). Your MC has made an important decision but now they are being questioned. Someone feels the need to inject their “two cents.” Paint the scene. 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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