Weekly Writing Prompts Issue 5

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This is it, boys and girls, Halloween week. That time of year when the veil between this world and the next is at its thinnest.

I love Halloween. I dressed up for the holiday well into my teens, and then again after I had kids. I still dress up. Just a few years ago, some of my co-workers and I dressed up at KISS. We looked awesome. 4 middle-aged women dressed up like the most iconic rock group to come out of the 70s.

So let’s celebrate this mystical time of year. The scary, the silly, and the ancient traditions we’ve celebrated for eons. Happy Halloween!!!!!


A McGuffin is an object or event behind the plot of the story. On its own, it’s meaningless.
The McGuffin
: An old invitation to a costume party
The Plot: A chance meeting in a hospital exposes a family’s deepest secrets.

I’ll give you a name and 2 facts about the character. The rest is up to you.
Contessa Michaela Serrano
Fact #1—Believes she’s being watched
Fact #2—Has an odd addiction

I’ll give you 3 items, you create the terror behind them.
A bouquet of peacock feathers, a velvet jewelry box, a bag of chips

Every good adventure needs a relic. Where will this one take you?
“The Witch’s Witness”
Legends tell of a piece of carved stone that knows all the secrets of the shadows.
Said to have once been the human lover of an ancient goddess.

Accept the mission. Expose the criminals. Save the world.
The Mission
: Solve a string of murders outside of a small mountain village
Your Only Lead: A blue hair ribbon


People are always on the lookout for a good meal. Create a post on the following idea.
Best foods for epic Halloween parties

Most blogs are created to make money. Can you add to the knowledge base?
Decorating your blogs for the best seasonal sales.

***THE LIFE OF…***
I’ll give you the names of 2 historical figures/celebrities. One born on this day and one who died on this day. You tell us their stories.
Date: October 31
Girl Scouts founder, Juliette Gordon Low, was born on this day in Savannah, GA (1860)
Magician Harry Houdini died on this date due to complications from a ruptured appendix. (1926)

We’re always looking for the best and worst of various things. Tell us about your favorites, or tell us about the ones to avoid.
Best and/or Worst Places to Promote Your Work

There are thousands of ideas on how to be creative. What can you add to this?
Ways to create homemade costumes out of stuff around the house.


Looking for more fiction prompts? Check out my book, Promptly Chronicled: 300 writing prompts to inspire the fiction writer.
There’s a little something for just about every genre you can dream of.

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