My thoughts on writing tips found online and in published works (with some random thoughts thrown into the mix).

Friday, July 13, 2012

*Insert Creepy Music Here*

Today, as everyone knows, is Friday the 13th! A day famed to be full of bad luck. A day where, if you break a mirror or walk under a ladder or have a black cat cross your path, you should pretty much just quit and stay home. It is also the haunting backdrop for a classic scary movie.

While you are loading up on your lucky rabbit's feet and four-leaf clovers to keep you safe, take a minute to write your own version of a Friday the 13th story. Is the main character terrified of the date, but then finds that nothing happens to him at all? Is he skeptical of the mystical powers and ends up having the worst possible day? Does he completely scorn the superstition and head to a casino, only to lose everything on the last table?
Or is more about murder? Romance? Adventure?
Get creative with it!


  1. I've read just about every Drop In The Ocean posting and this one REALLY got my attention! The ideas were boggling in my brain like staring at a gumball machine filled with $0.25 toys saying, "Oh I hope I get that one, or OH MAN, I REALLY want that one!" I hope a lot people tried this ingenious idea, I'd love to read them!

    1. Thanks for reading! I really hope that some people post a story too; I'd love to read some new takes and twists on the bad luck holiday.