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November 22 Prompt – Fear Sensations

Writers in the Grove NaNoWriMo Prompt a Day badgeThe following prompt is by Mary Jane Nordgren, member of Writers in the Grove, and a part of our Prompt-a-Day project to support NaNoWriMo during November 2015. Each prompt was generously donated by our Writers in the Grove members. You are welcome to take this prompt in any direction you wish.

Whisper, moan, shudder

Knock, Knock

The following is by Lorelle VanFossen, member of Writers in the Grove, inspired by Prompt: Scary Palindrome.

Goodbye, sleep.
Sound in the night.
Knock, knock.
It’s the rain.
Knock, knock.
Is it the wind
Knocking something over?
Is that the cat?
Knock, knock.
Is someone there?
Knock, knock.
Whose there?
Knock, knock.

Knock, knock.
Whose there?
Knock, knock.
Is someone there?
Knock, knock.
Is that the cat
Knocking something over?
Is it the wind?
Knock, knock.
It’s the rain.
Knock, knock.
Sound in the night.
Goodbye, sleep.

Prompt: Scary Palindrome

In honor of Halloween, our prompt this week was another palindrome, a word, phrase, number of other sequence that reads the same way backward or forward. The twist? Write the lines out, make them tell a scary or spooky story, then reverse them for the second stanza.

For instance, write 10 lines, numbered one through ten, then write the next stanza with the same lines, ten to one.