I spent too much time on Pinterest today, too caught up on boards listed as ‘creepy’. Why, you ask? Well, my only excuse is it started innocently looking up Halloween decorations. Next thing I know, I’m drawn into bizarre stories, ghost sightings, monsters, deformities, and just the downright bizarre.
Once done, and I got off the computer, I felt very unsettled. But think-! All the potential stories there!
This story hints at cults, secrecy, murder, and possible human sacrifice.
This story shows the classic horror tale of man versus victims killed off by a madman.
And one of the strangest stories bears no real explanation what happened to the poor hikers of the Dyatlov Pass Incident. I know a movie was made from it, and it implied strange reasons to the deaths.
I couldn’t help but try to piece my own story based on these stories on things like motivation, causes of deaths, and possible endings.
Even the ghost photos, which I knew were fakes, offered so much storytelling. I don’t even consider myself a horror writing, but oh…the possibilities!
Where you do find inspiration? Post in comments.