Who’s ready for Halloween? In the spirit of the year’s spookiest holiday, here are some “What If?” Writing Prompts set to the general theme of horror. What sorts of creepy tales can you spin from these ideas? Good luck!

What If - Parchment and QuillWhat if… you looked in the mirror and it wasn’t you looking back?
(Submitted by: TJ Bar from Writer’s Carnival)

What if… Halloween turned into everyday life?
(Submitted by: Anisa, one of the founders of Writer’s Carnival)

What if… the monster you thought was living under your bed when you were a kid turned out to be real?

What if… there were an immortal spider in your house that only grew larger the more you tried to kill it?

What if… a magic spell forced you to spend a day in the life of a monster?

Have fun writing your own twists into these horror stories! Happy Halloween!

If you have any “What If?” writing prompt suggestions (for any theme), please feel free to share them in the comments below. Ideas I like may be featured in future “What If?” posts, with full credit and a link to your blog (if you have one)! Also, if you’ve written a piece based on an idea you’ve found here, be sure to link back to the respective “What If?” post. I would love to see what you’ve done with the prompt! Thank you!

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