15 December 2017 Writing prompt: Abomination

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. – Hamlet (1.5.167-8), Shakespeare

Today, let’s write a scene in which a character, who has been doing something completely “normal,” is confronted by an inconceivable Abomination.

Abominations are a mockery of reality. They break all the rules. They come from places never imagined possible. Sometimes the reveal happens slowly, but the end result is a broken mind, insanity, a psyche-shattering new truth.

For this to work, the monster must break the initial logic of the action.

“The Horror, The horror!”  Kurtz, Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.



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