Cheap at Half the Price

Cheap at Half the Price
June 22, 2016 2 Comments Coldly Calculating, Writing Prompts A.L. Mabry

Welcome to Coldly Calculating: Writing by the Numbers.

I am 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

cheapathalf

 

 

“Cheap at half the price” is a Middle English saying that basically means “all goods half off.” Is a deal always a deal, though? Paint me a story where a seemingly good deal gets your character in some hot water. Cursed item? Stolen goods? Think outside the box. Exaggerate it, make it ridiculously large. 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. Please keep your stories pg-13 or under since this is a public page. Add trigger warnings where necessary. Keep vulgarity to a minimum.
  5. Have FUN!
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Until next time, scribe happy and stay sassy!

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A.L. Mabry A.L. Mabry is an Executive Editor for Our Write Side. As an author, she enjoys writing in all genres and forms, even grocery lists. She is an artist and Wiccan who has an obsessive love of vampires, kilts, and blue butterflies. She is passionate about many topics and her posts are often laced with the snarky sense of humor one acquires from raising five teenagers, all at once. In her downtime, she can be found with her loving husband, Shawn and their children. She maintains her shreds of sanity with yoga, tea, and cats.
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  1. 2 Comments

    Geri Bressler

    700 words – that sounds like a lot until you try to stuff creepy happenings into it!
    http://www.nc-narrations.com/2016/06/cheap-at-half-price.html

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  2. 2 Comments

    John Yeo

    I have the creepiness at an absence level ~ Your life would be cheap at half the price

    http://wp.me/p2Jp6l-1Jz

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