Spooky Reading and Writing Ideas

Spooky Reading and Writing Ideas

I am not a fan of scary movies. I would rather laugh than scream. Despite my viewing preference, I do enjoy reading a thriller. There is something captivating about stories that create suspense, that unveil mystery, that reveal inner darkness. And those stories-fact or fiction-make us question. Often the suspense, the mystery, the darkness comes from the questioning. Try reading any of the follow stories dialectically-asking yourself, “If this story is the answer, what was the question asked?” Enjoy!

A Few of My Favorite Spooky Short Stories:
The Lottery
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
Tell Tale Heart
Most Dangerous Game
A Rose for Emily
The Veldt

Spooky Writing Ideas:
Create your own scary story using photography with Connecting Creativity’s 5 Photo Stories
Utilize Mysteries of Harris Burdick to inspire writing
Create Scary Schemes/Terrifying Tropes videos-one or two sentence mystery stories applying a rhetorical device

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Photograph edited using picmonkey.com