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Welcome to another round of the scary writing prompt game. Again, here's how it works: I'll announce the prompt, then you guys post a 1-2 paragraph response in the comment section. At the beginning of each round, I'll share my favorite bit from the previous week's entries before announcing the next prompt.
Last week we explored the nature of a creepy graveyard pool that seemed to show reflections of things not of our world. The responses were awesome and I had a hard time choosing (as always, you guys are too good!) but in the end I had to come away with this one.
Great job, Brendan Gannon!
"You're right," said Josh. "That is seriously weird." He waved his arm. The first reflection followed his movements; the second simply stared up out of the water. "It's got to be some kind of, you know, illusion."
"There's nothing special in there, though. I've looked."
Josh glanced at the rows of tombstones behind them. "Other people have seen this too?"
"Yes. People say the second reflection is supposedly you at the moment of your death."
"Come on, man, this is freaky enough already," said Josh. "Anyway, that doesn't make sense: my second reflection isn't any older, and he's wearing the same clothes as I am right now."
"Yes," he said, as he drew something from his pocket. "It's funny how often that happens."
What a cool concept--a graveyard pool that shows your reflection at the moment of death. It's like the witch's eye in Big Fish with a morbid twist. Sweeeet. Who's ready for round five?!
Without further ado...
Today's prompt is:
Which horror subgenre is the one that has the potential to scare you the most? Are you partial to psychological horror? Supernatural? Dark fantasy? Lovecraftian? Splatterpunk? Religious cult/Satantic storylines? What is it about your poison that makes you afraid to turn off the lights at night?