Today’s writing prompt, Buried Alive, is a bit grim and morbid. But it will allow you to exercise some of your writing skills. Keep reading to see the full writing prompt and my completed version of it.
Today’s Writing Prompt: Buried Alive
Today, write about someone who is buried alive. Write in the third person. And incorporate all five senses into what you write, so that readers get a full sensory effect.
Completed Version of Today’s Writing Prompt
Buried Alive, by K.E. Creighton
Gretchen awoke to the sharp smell of rusted metal and putrid plants consuming her. There was something itchy shielding her eyes, covering her in obscurity. She tried to sit up but could only move her neck ever so slightly. Her torso and limbs were pinned to the ground. When she reached out, her fingers clutched what felt like damp earth. How had she gotten here? Wherever here was? In the ground? She opened her mouth to call out. But her throat was as scratchy as the cloth covering her eyes. And the tang of dried blood silenced her, along with the tinge of laughter and mumbled words she heard directly above. After an extended beat, she sensed the drumming of dirt clumps fall on her chest and disperse slowly, deeply discordant with the increasing time, ticking, of her pulse.
[All Rights Reserved by K.E. Creighton and Creighton’s Compositions LLC. The above work is a piece of fiction. All names and locations referred to are the product of the author’s imagination and are used entirely for fictional purposes. Any similarities to real-life persons or places are purely coincidental.]
Notes on Completing this Writing Prompt
I confess, writing something like this is a bit morbid. But it is also a vivid experience, which is always great fodder for writing. When I was completing this prompt I kept on having flashbacks of scenes and images from Edgar Allan Poe’s writing.