Interactive Story Prompt

So here’s the story prompt that I wrote for you guys to continue! I would say try and keep it semi-brief so we can keep the story going, and I’ll have an easier time keeping it going from what you guys write! But I hope you like it and I hope you guys have fun writing what comes next!

Oh come on, don’t die on me now, I thought as a loud bang sounded and the car sputtered to a stop. “Of course, today of all days, this happens,” I muttered while getting out of the car. “Well, let’s see what the problem is.” I lifted up the hood of the car to see what the damage was. Shit, the engine is shot, there is no way I’m fixing that, I thought.

Well, that’s just great, I’m out on a sparsely traveled mountain road, at night, with no cell service. I’m too far from the cabin to reasonably expect to walk there. Well this is just great, I thought bitterly. “Guess I have to start heading down the mountain then,” I muttered as I started walking down the long mountain road. So many trees on either side of me, I can’t see a thing. This feels like the start of some terrible horror movie, I thought, chuckling quietly to myself. It figures the moon isn’t even visible tonight. Can’t believe I didn’t think to pack a flashlight. What idiot goes up to a cabin in the mountains without packing a flashlight? I thought, berating myself.

I should have wore warmer clothes. The wind is really picking up and there is no way I am getting down this mountain before sunrise, I thought miserably. “Sounds like the animals are out tonight,” I whispered to myself as I heard what sounded like wolves in the distance. “If this really was a horror movie, it would probably be about now that I’d start seeing eyes or something in the bushes on the side of the road.” I chuckled loudly to myself.

What was that? I stopped to listen. I could have sworn I heard something on the side of the road. I watch too many movies, I’m psyching myself out right now, I reasoned with myself as I continued to walk, albeit a bit more quickly now. “There’s nothing to worry about! I’ve been up on these mountains hundreds of times and nothing has ever happened,” I reassured myself.

Huh, sounds like those wolves are closer than befo- What was that? I thought, interrupting myself. There is definitely something out there. This isn’t some trick of my mind, I definitely heard something. “If someone’s out there… come out!” I shouted at the forest, but the rustling noise was just getting louder and closer. “Screw this!” I started to run.

            I hadn’t gone more than two steps before I saw them coming at me. ”Oh thank God! Headlights!” I ran towards them.  

8 thoughts on “Interactive Story Prompt

  1. “I thought I recognized my best friend–but he didn’t get out of the car, just sat there, staring through the windshield, unmoving. I knocked on his side window, calling his name–still no response. Then I wrenched open his door. His face was without color, his eyes seeing something somewhere else–as though he was unaware of my presence. I yelled his name louder, shook his shoulder, asking ‘What is it? What’s wrong with you?’ But he just began to tremble, as though in deep shock.”

    There you go, Dom–my contribution.

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