like?) Start writing and see where it takes you.Write from the point of view of re as it burns a building down. Give it a motive.You are a new doctor at a bizarre institution. You’ve been assigned to work “The Ward of Failed Suicides.” Describe your rst day.Write a necrophiliac’s love song. Narrate a gory feasting from the point of view of a ock of vultures (e.g., “We peck...”). Be sure to appeal to all ve senses.A serial killer has been removing the tongues of his victims. What does he do
with them? Be clever, but allow the writing process to generate a motive.
Torture a popular cartoon character or personae from children’s television.
Describe a seven course meal that gets increasingly disgusting with eachnew entree.
Begin a new piece by describing the decor of a monstrosity’s “love pad.”
What if—via genetic mutation—an organic “optical illusion” was created?
Describe an original one. Make it do something nasty to someone else.
Have fun with carpentry accidents.Script a conversation with your own evil twin.
Your character is trapped in an amusement park ride that won’t stop. In fact, the me
-chanics seem to be speeding up! Describe the escape attempt. (Alternatively, write
this from the viewpoint of a parent whose child is trapped in such a situation).Write about a magic mirror of some kind, set in a banal location (like a road
side rest stop or the lobby of a fast food restaurant).Describe the bottom of the sea—the very bottom—that murky place where
no human has ever been.
Work creatively with a guillotine.
Reveal an offbeat request during the reading of a will.
While checking her breast for lumps, a woman discovers something far
worse. What?Have a modern day character stumble upon a strange secret passageway in andistinctly modern space.