F3, Week 19: Let’s Get Weird


HAPPY 2016 TO ALL! Since we are at the beginning of a brand new year, I think our first prompt for 2016 should be to write something weird. How should you write a weird story? Well, first of all, you’ll select one of the starter sentences from the ones listed below. Then, you’ll write a story that’s dark, sinister, strange, mysterious, bizarre, twisted… I’m sure you get the idea. Let’s check out your selections.

  1. When I left the room, it was in the corner by the window.
  2. She found begging distasteful, but what other choice did she have?
  3. He hoped he would be able to outrun them this time.
  4. When they first arrived, it had been with the best of intentions.
  5. We pounded as hard as we could, but the door would not open.

You can take your story down a horror path, cruise it down a sci-fi highway or jumble those two genres together. The point being, when we get finished reading your story, we do not want to feel all warm and cozy. We want to be shaken, rattled, rolled, and taken on a wild ride.

So, pick a starter and get to writing. Weird awaits!

Prompt: Select one of the starter sentences and use it to begin your story

Genre: Horror or science fiction or a mixture of both

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, January 7, 2016

Post your story on your blog or website and provide a link to it in the comment section of this prompt.

About Evan Henry (257 Articles)
Evan Henry is a graduate student in English at the University of Virginia, where he works on the legacy of eugenics and scientific racism in American pop culture. As Head of Publishing for Black Ship Books he seeks to further social analysis of popular culture and develop new and unique voices in both creative and critical writing. His credits include Broken Frontier, the Virginia Literary Review, and numerous small publishers of fantasy and science fiction. His short story collection The Great City will be released this summer.
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