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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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Published by Bryan

I am an army vet, husband, and father of twins, I am currently working on my next publication, a collection of military fiction, and next year will be publishing an apocalyptic science fiction novel. My urban noir novel, "Compounded Interest," can be purchased on Amazon. I host a podcast on creativity called Origin: Stories on Creativity and co-host the soon-to-be-released show on speculative fiction called Mirage with fantasy author R. Emma Hardcastle. My youtube channel is: https://www.youtube.com/user/frogger65 The Origin podcast feed is: http://bryanaiello.com/category/podcast/feed/ For updates on "Mirage" and future publications follow me on twitter: @bryaiello More of my short fiction can be found at: www.bryanaiello.com My amazon author page is: https://www.amazon.com/Bryan-Aiello/e/B06XX3HWCF/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1494265791&sr=8-1

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