Nightmare Fuel
write horrible things with me

Nightmare Fuel is a writing project that I'm arranging for the month of October. Every day I'm going to post an image that is creepy, scary, atmospherically unnerving, or gory, and then writing a flash fiction or ficlet in response to it. This has sprung out of the fact that September and October have, for several years running, been my Nightmare Season - I'll have nightly nightmares for weeks on end. I'm hoping that maybe this project will flush all that out of my psyche this year.

But I'm not going into this alone it's bat country by a long shot. I've got several people interested in also writing, and quite a few interested in reading. I want to see how many other people want to get on board, writing. There's no wordcount goal, there's no penalty if you miss a day or three, but I'd love to see a lot of people participating because I love how many writers can start from the same inspirational material and go completely different places with it.

There seem to pretty much be three options for the Nightmare Fuel project:

Option 1: Writing
If you have any interest in participating, let me know and I'll add you to my Nightmare Fuel circle. You'll then see the prompt photo I post each morning. Each evening I will repost the image publicly, along with whatever I have written on it. I am going to try to write something every day; this is not a requirement, and anybody doing the writing side of the project can feel free to skip any days for whatever reasons you want.

This will run October 1 through October 31, so it might even be a good warmup for any NaNoWriMo participants to get in the habit of writing daily, if you aren't already.

Option 2: The Heavy-duty Looking-on
You can also request to be added to the Nightmare Fuel circle to see what the prompt image is, and also to be able to see what's being written by the other participants; most folks are all mutually encircling (Achieving great Venn!) and some may choose to post just to the NF circle rather than publicly.

Option 3: Be A Muse
Feel free to contribute images. I've been stockpiling some in a private circle already, but I want to have more than enough to make it through the month. If you have of your own, or have seen an image you want to contribute, please link me to the source along with artist info - I want to have artist permission everywhere possible to use their images in this way.


Even if you aren't interested in writing or providing imagery, please share this out for other people - you'd be surprised who might be interested in jumping in on this. I know that I have been, and the more, the merrier!

Since a lot of folk are still hitting this post, I'm going to edit it daily with links to the prompts for folks having trouble finding them.

Day 1 prompt: https://plus.google.com/107396241442191327319/posts/hU1koG6hN7c
Day 2 prompt: https://plus.google.com/107396241442191327319/posts/Pt7VT21vaEY
Day 3 prompt: https://plus.google.com/107396241442191327319/posts/LQuy2jCqnWT
Day 4 prompt: https://plus.google.com/107396241442191327319/posts/E6jcd2cZ5fe
Day 5 prompt: https://plus.google.com/107396241442191327319/posts/7e1Eiz3Ur92
Day 6 prompt: https://plus.google.com/107396241442191327319/posts/XU29KV3KnrA
Day 7 prompt: https://plus.google.com/107396241442191327319/posts/5QH2YdoVigo
Day 8 prompt: https://plus.google.com/107396241442191327319/posts/EBdEc16NbUN
Day 9 Prompt: https://plus.google.com/107396241442191327319/posts/MG7rJKQbd9t
Day 10 Prompt: https://plus.google.com/107396241442191327319/posts/WrKddu2tGP7
Day 11 Prompt: https://plus.google.com/107396241442191327319/posts/jVR1RHbsFGf
Day 12 Prompt: https://plus.google.com/107396241442191327319/posts/VECWapnQm6J
Day 13 Prompt: https://plus.google.com/107396241442191327319/posts/QqimhBJFxzf
Day 14 Prompt: https://plus.google.com/107396241442191327319/posts/hzLokYhkEG3
Day 15 Prompt: https://plus.google.com/107396241442191327319/posts/cJTKTKMaqWD
Day 16 Prompt: https://plus.google.com/107396241442191327319/posts/BWwfaAujrAg
Day 17 Prompt: https://plus.google.com/107396241442191327319/posts/GX9FoQF7gmn
Day 18 Prompt: https://plus.google.com/107396241442191327319/posts/YQ3aqv7g1Ut
Day 19 Prompt: https://plus.google.com/107396241442191327319/posts/RTQ4Zikfq2z
Day 20 Prompt: https://plus.google.com/107396241442191327319/posts/RwyAPNUJ7E1
Day 21 Prompt: https://plus.google.com/107396241442191327319/posts/1JKhf3LxYvE
Day 22 Prompt: https://plus.google.com/107396241442191327319/posts/GMV21s3eGZ8
Day 23 Prompt: https://plus.google.com/107396241442191327319/posts/Y7WMUKR2Doz
Day 24 Prompt: https://plus.google.com/107396241442191327319/posts/W6BjCcFNMsW
Day 25 Prompt: https://plus.google.com/107396241442191327319/posts/d4s4XAASfDD
Day 26 Prompt: https://plus.google.com/107396241442191327319/posts/XeGRQ957j4Y
Day 27 Prompt: https://plus.google.com/107396241442191327319/posts/4qUohoxzwoY
Day 28 Prompt: https://plus.google.com/107396241442191327319/posts/jPUAVMN5dNV
Day 29 Prompt: https://plus.google.com/107396241442191327319/posts/iSAcTYWLp4Z
Day 30 Prompt:
Day 31 Prompt:

And for the sake of the reshares, here's a linkback to this original post! https://plus.google.com/u/0/107396241442191327319/posts/APGgtPkvJDk
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