Thursday, September 22, 2016

Daily Ten Minute Writing Prompt

The rules are simple. Set your timer for ten minutes. Begin to write and include the prompt somewhere in your mini story. The word he or she can be changed to reflect whatever gender you want to use. Optional: Share your writing prompt in the comment section. Have fun and write everyday. 
Today's prompt is:

The skeleton dangled behind the shower curtain.

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  1. She knew something was coming. Her brother loved tormenting her at the best of times, and with Halloween just around the corner, he wouldn't be able to stop himself. For days now, she was on guard. When she walked through a doorway, she checked first to see if something might be perched above, ready to drop on her as she entered. When she went to bed at night, she threw back the covers in search of rubber snakes, and when she got up in the morning, she performed a routine check of her entire room. Bats ready to swoop out of the closet? Plastic rats in her sock drawer? Fake spiders in her shoes?
    So far, there had been nothing, so she knew he was working on something big. She padded carefully down the hall to the bathroom and eased the door cautiously open, and once she was certain that the coast was clear, she closed the door behind her and turned the lock. At least here, she was safe. Or was she? Screwing up her courage, she lifted the toilet lid with her toe, checked that the toothpaste hadn't been swapped out for hemmorhoid cream, and even touched the tip of her tongue to the bristles of her toothbrush. At last, she tiptoed over to the closed shower curtain, and steeling herself for the inevitable, flung the curtain aside.
    And there it was. The skeleton dangled behind the shower curtain with jaws agape and arms outstretched toward her. She was startled for only a moment, but then she calmly disrobed and climbed in, determined to show her big idiot brother that he'd lost the battle. She even giggled to herself as she turned on the water, but when she turned to get the soap from the dish, the giggling was choked off as a bony hand clamped around her throat.