Liam J Cross

Whether you’re here because you’ve hit that brick wall, or simply because you’re in need of a little inspiration, there’s no doubting that a short and concise writing prompt could be exactly what you need.

There are many benefits to writing prompts. Many writers make use of them for carrying out writing drills. It’s a way to get ideas and inspiration for writing shorter pieces without having to do the hard part – planning out the plot of it. With writing prompts, you can try any genre right away. There’s no thinking, no plotting. You just read the prompt and you’re off.

Writing drills such as briefly trying out other genres are a great way way to develop your overall written voice. You can learn to write in a variety of different ways without having to think about anything other than the writing itself.

Isn’t that just every writer’s dreamland?

Today, with this prompt, you’re going to try your hand at a little thriller writing. so let’s dive right in and see what you manage to come up with.

The Prompt

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The city is swarmed with the most darkness you’ve seen in a while. Most people would feel vulnerable walking through the darkness alone at midnight. But you aren’t like most people. Not by a long shot.

You smile up at the lack of moonlight and then let it spread wider, as you let the knife slip from your sleeve and head towards the girl.

What Will You Go With?

Are you a killer? Or is there another twist to be had? It’s up to you to answer that one. Try to come up with something spectacular. Keep those twists coming thick and fast – that’s what thriller writing is all about.

Try this prompt for size and create something based on it. If you do write something, please share it with me in one way or another. Tag me in a post, post it in the comments, send it to me in an email – I’d love to read your work.

Who knows? If you send something my way and I really like the way you write, I might just offer you some discount on my editing services. Or I might even edit a few chapters for free. It’s worth a try on your part.

You can reach me with your submission or with any questions/inquiries here.

Happy writing to you!


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