Coldly Calculating: The Whole Nine Yards
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 phrase has lots of argued origins. everything from clothing fabric to baseball. There’s no mistaking though it evokes thoughts of triumph. Sometimes, in writing, there is no greater feeling than throwing our MC a bone. Gives a scene painting your MC’s triumph and end it with the threat of losing it. 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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