Today’s writing prompt, Writer in the Psych Ward, will require you to use the more sinister side of your imagination. Keep reading to see the full writing prompt and my completed version of it.

Today’s Writing Prompt: Writer in the Psych Ward

Write a scene in which a writer is in a psych ward. Consider: Why are they there? What are they observing? Etc.

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My Completed Version of Today’s Writing Prompt

In the Ward by K.E. Creighton

I tend to get a majority of my writing done during the day when fellow patients are more… let’s say, tranquil. It’s the nights that are filled with screams and ticks and voids of silence. That alone would drive a person mad in this place: the unstable noises of the nights.

Today, lucky me, I have the game room mostly to myself. To think. To create… Or uncover? Because there’s a patient– my roommate, June– running across the lawn in only wool socks. And everyone is chasing her, except for Theresa, who is holding vigil over me.

The clickety-clack of the typewriter strapped to the desk nailed to the floor in the far corner invigorates my impulses to reveal more. But the more I type, the more I know they’ll say my stories are insane and make me more dangerous. Or is it that I am dangerous and therefore the stories I write are insane? I can’t remember anymore. I wasn’t supposed to be here this long. All I really know for sure is that I am here for a purpose. Or I was. But now I can’t recall what that was either.

My impulse to write, to compose, to record, to draft, nuances and observations and thoughts and musings, stays with me always and is my only constant here now. Until they officially take that away from me, too, along with my…

[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.]

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