October 5, 2021– We’ve been stretching our imagination muscles with writing prompts as our theme this month! I hope that you’ve been participating in the challenge and that you’re keeping your collection of short stories for submission to a publisher eventually. If you’d like to submit your work to us at the end of this challenge, feel free to do so at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today’s assignment: Using the photo above, write a 4500-word short story from a third-person omniscient point of view (and to throw a monkey wrench into this challenge even further); please write your story in the psych thriller genre.
Omniscient-A narration style that is all-seeing, all-knowing, of all characters. The narrator tells the story from multiple characters’ perspectives.
A great example of the above perspective is The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Psychological-thriller is a genre that combines psychological and thriller genres into one. The thriller aspect usually contains crime, mystery, espionage, all while psychologically manipulating the reader/audience.
Great examples of this type of genre include The Woman Next Door by Sue Watson, and my book Obsessed with Her available here: Obsessed with Her Novel – Pandamonium Publishing House.
Happy Writing! X LLB