Today's post marks the sixth month of the scary writing prompt game, and I have a special announcement to make in honor of the fact that there are actually participants (lol!) I had an inkling this feature would be fun, but I really had no idea how awesome and enthusiastic many of you would be, so to thank you all I've decided that from this round out, the names of all participants will be collected for a big draw at the end of the year.
The three randomly selected winners of the drawing will receive special spooky prize packages courtesy of yours truly! (If you want to post anonymously, no problem! Only named entries will be included for the drawing at the end of the year.) I will still be featuring snippets from my favorite entries each month, but that doesn't have any effect on the draw. Hooray!
So, without further ado, 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 month's question asked participants what their favorite type of horror was, and the overwhelming response seemed to be that psychological horror takes the cake amongst our Spookies. I absolutely loved Robin Moran's comment about the Blair Witch Project in particular-- I had never considered it a psychological horror, but Robin's assessment sure gives an interesting and equally terrifying take on the movie:
"My favourite psychological horror film has to be The Blair Witch Project. There's no explanation as to whether the events were due to something paranormal or whether there was a murderer in the woods. The film focuses on the students increasing fears. Maybe their growing insanity?"
This week's prompt:
Describe the scariest dream you have ever had.