Thursday, May 18, 2017

Daily Ten-Minute Writing Prompt

Write every day. Even if it's just a little bit.
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. 
Today's prompt is:
Make the screaming stop.
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1 comment:

  1. I had to make the screaming stop.
    I'd been down this road before, and the only part of the whole thing I couldn't stand was the screaming. I could understand the girl being afraid. The knife. The blood. Not knowing what was coming next and when it would end. Such things were only human, so I got that. But the screaming? At what point did natural selection decide that a high-pitched, incessant shriek was an effective survival technique? The only effect it had on me was a desire to end the suffering quickly.
    The knife glistened in the light, and the girl screamed again.
    God, make it stop!
    The girl was barely in her teens, but her age didn't matter. Every woman screamed, and whenever the screaming started, I ended it quickly. And so I decided that I would end this girl's screaming too.
    "That's enough!" I howled at her, "No more!"
    I stabbed at the remote and the TV went dark.
    "Your mother will be home soon," I said, kissing my daughter gently on the forehead, "You know how she feels about slasher movies, so let's keep this between us."
    "Okay, daddy," she said, returning the kiss to my cheek, "I promise!"