Coldly Calculating: Two Heads Are Better Than One
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 week’s phrase is a bit older, dating back to the mid-1500’s. It speaks to the power of brainstorming and problem solving. Our MCs meet a lot of archetypes along their journeys, sometimes building their own ragtag team. While some MCs insist on running the show, often times decisions are made as a group. Your MC has come to a crossroads and isn’t sure how to proceed. Show us your group dynamic. 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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