I’ve been very erratic at participating in Saturday Centus, but I realized it was silly to put pressure on myself for something that is supposed to be fun. So I figure I’ll do it when I can and not worry about it when I can’t. This week’s prompt is: “This is the scariest story I’ve ever heard…”
THE RULES: Saturday Centus asks you to write a story (up to 100 words) based on the prompt provided. The only real rule is that you cannot split up the prompt … it must be left intact. However, you don’t have to count the prompt words in your 100 words. Your story can be fact or fiction. After you post, you should link up over at Jenny Matlock’s wonderfully creative blog off on my tangent. And keep it clean.
After several terrible attempts at writing horror, I realized I needed to think closer to home—something that I would find terrifying and would strike fear into my heart. So forget zombies or ax murderers. What would really scare me is if this was a news story I heard.
Breaking News Story
Good evening and welcome to Action News. My name is Monica Fairweather. Our top story tonight is a report released by the Federal Health Administration, which reveals that chocolate has been definitively linked to a host of fatal diseases, including heart disease, cancer, and paralysis. Scientists are telling the public to immediately stop eating chocolate in all forms. The only known antidote is three servings a day of Brussels sprouts, which must be eaten raw. If you are regular consumer of chocolate—now known as The Brown Death—scientists also recommend consuming regular servings of buckwheat groats and raw onions. This is the scariest story I’ve ever heard.