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25 Halloween Writing Prompts!
- Write your own ghost story.
- Make a list of Halloween safety tips.
- Write a story about the best trick you have ever pulled (or the best one that has ever been pulled on you).
- Write a spooky story to tell around the campfire. Remember, you want to build suspense using onomatopoeia and alliteration. Don’t forget to have a big finale to frighten everyone who is listening.
- Everybody said the old McMahon mansion was haunted…
- The zombie was walking through my front lawn when…
- I got an eerie feeling when I heard…
- Create a pumpkin carving tutorial.
- Use these words in a Flash Fiction piece: creepy, crawly and cracked.
- The jack-o-lantern grinned at me from across the street.
- The doorbell rang, but when I opened the door, no one was there.
- The broomstick was broken.
- There was a low growl from behind the bushes.
- Use this typical story-starter but make it a parody: “It was a dark and stormy night…”
- Write a story where everyone becomes whatever they are dressed up as for Halloween.
- Write a story that begins with the line “His brother swore the house was haunted.
- Use these words in a story or poem:
- Essay: Write about a fairly common item or life experience, that, for some reason, scares and even terrifies you.
- Essay: Write a well-researched essay about the history and traditions of one of the following: All Hallows’ Eve, All Saint’s Day or El Día de los Muertos.
- Essay: What do so many people enjoy about being terrified? Discuss the physical and emotional needs that are filled through this experience.
- Essay: How do authors and film makers prepare their audience to be frightened? Describe a scene from your favorite Hollywood thriller.
- Essay: Share your personal opinion as to what is scary and what is not, when it comes to the “haunted house” experience.
- Plots: The dean of the university is found dead in his office. Five people are found skulking around the campus that night and placed in a room together. Among them are a football star on the verge of flunking out, a geology teacher who was refused tenure for the seventh year running, a drunken sorority girl, a construction worker, and a student who was in the process of stealing a bike.
- Plots: The power goes out at a dinner party with a priest, a convict, an explorer, a widow, a bachelor, a butler, and a soldier. One of them dies. All of them have secrets.
- Plots: Write a story that begins with “Justin showed up at the party in an ironic rabbit suit, although no one could really understand what was ironic about it. Jessica arrived a short time later as an extremely suggestive and not entirely nutritious carrot. There was no arguing with fateful circumstances such as these.
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