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.



Published by Bryan Aiello

Raised on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Bryan served in the Army, graduated from the University of South Florida and now calls Brooklyn home. For more of his fiction and updates on his podcasts, follow him on Twitter: @bryaiello and Reddit: /u/voyage_of_roadkill.

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