Saturday, April 8

Posted by Laurel Garver on Saturday, April 08, 2017 4 comments
Welcome, A-Z Blogging Challenge friends. This year, my theme is Prompt-a-day, with fun or thought-provoking writing prompts to use as a story start, warm up, or creativity stretching exercise.


An innocent prank goes horribly wrong.

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Q4U: How might you spin this prompt in an unexpected direction? How about as romantic suspense, horror, or a fairy tale?


  1. Guilt is always a good one to work into a horror story. A fairy tale might be fun to play with too.
    Discarded Darlings - Jean Davis, Speculative Fiction Writer, A to Z: Editing Fiction

    1. Indeed, guilt often gets legs and comes back to haunt perpetrators in horror stories.

  2. Hi Laurel - guilt .. not a good thing, sometimes it can't be helped. That mouth could easily be eliminated and draft a horror story - horrible thingy!!!!! Yugh - a dreadful disease ... I'll stop now .. cheers Hilary

    1. Misplaced guilt can be terrible--feeling responsible for a wrong you didn't do, for example. Yeah, the prank-shop mouth is kind of scary. I couldn't find any good pictures of a whoopee cushion though.