The Instigation Showcase
page has been updated with a new featured author, KZ Morano
, who talks about her creative process and offers up a new Instigation prompt all her own. KZ is the author of the new book, 100 Nightmares
— an illustrated collection of horror drabbles, each 100 words long. Recommended reading!
She also generously reviewed Instigation: Creative Prompts on the Dark Side on Amazon with the following kind words:
“…These are not the kind of prompts that you can find just anywhere. The ideas are bold, bizarre, brilliant. They make you go to places that you never even knew existed…This is a book that every aspiring horror author should have.”
Don’t forget to subscribe to the Goreletter to make sure you don’t miss any writing prompts… the past two issues have featured prompts related to “valentines” and “streams” which have not appeared elsewhere (including here). But here’s a few of my favorites from them:
+ Write a stream-of-conscious piece from the deep point of view of a sausage grinder.
+ Depict the Grim Reaper delivering a Valentine’s gift to the type of person he or she most “loves” to kill.
+ They say your life “flashes before your eyes” as you die. Depict this, but feature a curious pause or other glitch in the stream of time/flashes.
+ Portray Cupid as the monster baby he really is.
Get more in The Goreletter — always free, always weird. New issue coming soon!