This week’s prompt focuses on an exercise designed to work on a particular skill or technique, such as a POV exercise or character builder. Today’s skill: Show, don’t tell.
Halloween is my favorite holiday, so I can’t resist a little holiday prompt.
Write a scene where someone is terrified of something, but never say specifically what it is.
For an extra challenge, try to do this scene without any descriptive adjectives at all. No cold wind, but the wind can chill your skin. Force yourself to focus on the details that show fear and how someone who is afraid would react without ever say “I’m afraid” or anything similar.
If you need extra help on this, I happen to have just released a book about show, don't tell -she says shamelessly-