Writing prompt – glance

Seen through a window cr Judy DarleySometimes a view changes so fast we can’t be quite sure what we’ve seen. Imagine you’re inside relaxing on a sunny day. You glance outside and your attention catches on something, but when you look properly, it’s too late, whatever you saw has gone.

What did you see? Why does it continue to bother you? What action do you take to resolve the situation and appease your inexplicable anxiety about it?

So many possibilities here – think Hitchcock’s Rear Window, written by John Michael Hayes or Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train, and play with this concept until something bubbles up that truly chills you.

If you write something prompted by this idea, please send an email to Judy(at)socket creative.com to let me know. With your permission, I’ll publish it on SkyLightRain.com.