Hump Day Kick Start – Writing Prompt #19

Writing prompts to kick-start your muse.

This brings back memories of a movie which causes me an irrational fear of corn fields and red-headed teenage boys named Malachai. *shivers*

As we march into mid-October, here is your 3rd creepy prompt of the month. What is the warning? Are the kids armed and dangerous with sickles, butcher knives, dead cats, or the ability to catch you on fire? Psychotic flesh eaters who like games of hide and seek? Are they white-haired, murderous psychics? Devil children who crab-walk or are watched over by rottweiler dogs? Do they play with possessed, blood-lusting toys? Is it prom night? Do they want you to sit through episodes of Dora, Elmo, or Barney?

I’m creeping myself out! Share your ideas and/or post your creations, even if it’s just a line or two. I’d love to hear them.

7 Responses to Hump Day Kick Start – Writing Prompt #19

  1. jeff7salter says:

    I should have realized something was “different” at this tiny playground in this remote cul-de-sac of this isolated neighborhood.
    None of the traditional playground equipment like slides, swings, or even forts.
    What I saw instead were chains, saws, hatchets, and sharp instruments for which I could only shudder as I imagined their applications.
    Then I began to recognize the individuals “at play” in that surreal enclave:
    Chucky, replete with his butcher knife
    That talking doll from some other movie
    the Troll from another film
    the Leprechaun from his own flick
    A pint-sized version of the masked killer from Halloween
    Even a miniature iteration of the Friday 13th character
    … and the hockey mask guy who menaced the teen at the abandoned summer camp.
    I stood there for six or seven seconds, wondering if I’d spot Freddie from the Nightmare on Elm Street.
    Sure enough, there came a pint-sized Fred, wearing his razor sharp finger”nails”.
    I figured it was time to get outta there.
    On my way, running, I called the realtor who’d sent me to this neighborhood.
    “You’ve got to be kidding!” I screamed. “Why did you send me to that place?”
    After a long, breathy silence, she replied, “Nevermind… I know where to find you.”


  2. jeff7salter says:

    BTW, in writing this little episode I blanked out on the names of all those characters, except Chucky & Freddy. Was one of them Jason?


    • jbrayweber says:

      I don’t know who the other talking doll that you mention is but the rest:

      Torok (Troll)
      Mike Myers (Halloween)
      Jason (Friday the 13th)

      I used to love horror movies. Well, except Friday the 13th. That one, my sister made sure would haunt me for life. LOL. Nowadays, it’s more about blood and gore. 😦

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