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Skull Picture Writing Prompts
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but it is up to the author to write those thousand words. (Richard Petracca)
Just as cobwebs left in your house can be used for Halloween decorations, so can any random skulls you find laying around. The skull in the picture is one of the only Halloween adornments at my house. It belonged to one of my goats who has passed on. To give the skull a creepier appearance, it was allowed to lay out in our woods for a bit. So how could you use a goat skull (or any skull) in your Halloween story?
What if a group of kids on an overnight camping trip in the woods found a goat skull at their campsite? What if they find small packages of precious gems attached to various parts of the inside of this skull? Why are the diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, etc. hidden inside the skull?
What if an eccentric old lady gets up one morning and discovers that goat skulls have been nailed to her door, her gate posts, her garage, and anything else that it was possible to nail something to? Who did this and why?
I've always heard that goat skulls are used in satanic rituals. What if this is true? What if an apparently unsuspecting person were to wander upon a satanic ritual in progress? It wouldn't fare well for this person, would it? Maybe this person isn't as unsuspecting as originally thought. This individual could own a goat farm. What if this cult has been making off with his precious goats one at a time, then killing them and using their skulls in their dark rituals? What if the farmer has figured out what is going on and has decided it is time to put a stop to it? Who will win this battle? Will the farmer manage to protect the goats he loves? How? Or will those in the cult defeat the farmer? How?
I wonder if there is anyone who collects goat skulls. What if a gothic young lady has taken an interest in these items? She feels they are a thing of beauty and wants all of them she can acquire. Once she runs out of room to hang them in her bedroom, she begins to make items out of them. She makes plates, bowls, jewelry, etc. What does she do with all of these things she makes? Does she give them away, or does she sell them? What do her parents think of her new hobby? Now, does she take up this hobby because she really, really likes goat skulls and likes to make things out of them? Or could there a sinister reason that no one knows about, at least not yet.
What if the goat skull has been displayed to draw people to the house? Would there be people who would be curious to see this skull? Yeah, there would be. There are those who collect goat skulls. But the person who put it on display isn't looking for just any collector. He has one particular collector in mind. For this collector, the goat skull doesn't have to be in mint condition, it just has to be a goat skull. And the one who nailed it to the garage is looking to add something to his very own collection. What does he collect, and what very unique item does he want to add to it?
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