Since there were quite a few good suggestions from Writer’s Carnival members on the last horror set of “What If?” Writing Prompts, I decided to split their ideas into separate posts. Continuing on the theme of strange happenings, this week’s post features more prompts in the mystery and suspense genres. What bizarre stories can you write based on these ideas? Have fun!

What If - Parchment and QuillWhat if… you came home to find that everyone and everything was missing?
(Submitted by: Carol, Writer’s Carnival member)

What if… you were able to walk through your mirror into a land where everything is exactly the opposite of this one?
(Suggested by: Travis “TJ Bar”, co-founder of Writer’s Carnival)

What if… you kept seeing someone out of the corner of your eye, but every time you turned, no one was there?

What if… you kept waking up in the middle of the night to a strange noise in your house?

What if… you found a box in your attic containing special items and instructions to find a hidden treasure?

Good luck writing some mysterious and suspenseful tales!

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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