Here are a few more horror prompts for anyone having trouble with their horror stories. Our current challenge is a short (1000-word) haunted house piece, so perhaps not all of the prompts will suit—but, then again, if you’re in the mood to challenge yourself even further, it could be fun to see what kind of story you can craft from one of these prompts within the limitations already set.
Also, plot generators, anyone? They’re so much fun to play with. This first one is specifically horror and VERY involved—perhaps better suited to a longer work, such as a novel or a screenplay. The other is a little simpler and not genre-specific, but it’s not hard to insert a little terror into the everyday. Look at an ordinary day in your own life. Look at today. Where do you see potential for horror? What small change could make you feel as if you’ve been transported into a nightmare?