The mattress was so soft, but comfort ran from my mind as I heard the scratching from beneath the bed
Hallowe’en is just around the corner, so let’s get a little scary with our Friday Fiction Writing Prompt. You’re in bed, it’s nice and comfortable, then you hear the noise. How do you describe the sound? How do you react to the noise? Do you try to rationalise it, or does your mind immediately think of the worst possible scenario? And, of course, what happens next?
Bringing tension, fear and apprehension to your writing is a skill. Explore sprinkling your words with a little horror. There are no limits to where you can take this idea, it could be nothing… but it could be the most horrifying thing to take place.
As always no rules, just write. And don’t scare yourself so much that you’re unable to put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard… hey, did you hear that scratching noise?