Monday, June 02, 2008

Tales With a Twist

I grew up watching Twilight Zone, Outerlimits and other thought provoking shows that many times caught me unaware with a twist at the end of the story. The one that comes to mind right now is the tale of a man who undergoes torture of an earwig implanted in his ear. He survives the agony as the bug makes it through his brain and exits the opposite ear. I breathed a sigh of relief with the character and then the bombshell hit. The bug is female and has laid her eggs in his brain!

Today's prompt is to write a short story with such a twist. If you're looking for ideas here are a few to get you started. Use one or more of these elements:

*Missing pet
*Buying the car you always wanted
*Hiring a PI
*Falsifying records

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