I have always been of the mind that we write the best fiction about things that truly affect us. I think that’s why my default fiction mode is horror; because there really is that part of me that’s always looking for that spark of unexplained motion out of the corner of my eye, or inflating the scratching of branches on a metal roof into the sound of unearthly claws tearing at the very fabric of reality.
Which is why, when people went nuts about how creepy they found this photo, a little light went on in my head.
Right underneath my left earlobe to be precise. It’s very distracting when I’m trying to sleep.
But regardless of that, I’m here to challenge you writer types out there: you say that picture creeps you out? Great! Now write about it.
In less than a thousand words. No time limits.
Clear as blood? Good.
Then off you go, and dazzle me with your words.