Prompt-ober Trois

After you carve a Jack-O-Lantern, the pumpkin starts to wiggle and squirm. It’s alive!

What does it say? What happens next?


Prompt-ober Two: This Time It’s Personal

It, Stephen King’s horror novel, first terrified readers in 1986. In the 90s It was adapted for a television mini-series, and recently It has been produced as a two-part feature film.

Pennywise the clown is the iconic villain of the story; however “It” refers to whatever scares you the most. In the story, the monster will take the form of whatever the character most fears.

What’s your It?

First Friday of Prompt-Ober

This week’s theme is the misunderstood monster. We would love to read your poetry or prose in response to this prompt. You can post as a reply to this comment and/or share your writing at our Halloween event.

Please note: When you “leave a comment” on this site, it will not automatically appear. Ms. Ramos will approve your comment by the following day.


Every Friday in October, Sunlake Review will feature a spooky writing prompt. We hope you will feel inspired to respond and share your writing here!
On Halloween, there will be an open-mic event in 4-108 where you can come and read your favorites for an audience. This event will take place from 2:00-3:00pm and refreshments will be served!

Happy writing…


Write a 26-word sentence, in which each word begins with a different letter of the alphabet. They don’t have to be in alphabetical order.

Troubled by persistent ennui, never knowing relief, Xavier just arranged his first vacation in years, selecting one quaint destination–Zabba, Malta–guessing loveliness could upend weltschmerz.
-A. Ramos