Here are 31 Creepy Writing Prompts for Every Day of October 2023. These prompts will keep you writing. They are all a little creepy, but not really horror prompts, that way they are for everyone. We will be doing a writing prompts list for every month, so keep an eye out.
October 1: In the old, abandoned asylum on the hill, a single light flickers in a window. Who—or what—could still be there?
October 2: You wake up in a coffin buried six feet under. Describe your desperate struggle to escape.
October 3: Write a story about a cursed mirror that shows the true and terrifying nature of anyone who gazes into it.
October 4: In the dead of night, you hear a child’s laughter coming from the closet. You live alone.
October 5: Describe a séance gone horribly wrong, with unexpected consequences for those involved.
October 6: You discover a diary hidden in the attic, filled with chilling entries from a previous occupant. What dark secrets does it reveal?
October 7: An eerie, abandoned carnival has mysteriously appeared in town overnight. Would you dare to enter its shadowy depths?
October 8: You come across an ancient, dusty book that contains a forbidden ritual. What happens when you decide to perform it?
October 9: While hiking through a remote forest, you stumble upon a clearing filled with dolls hanging from the trees. Each doll bears a resemblance to someone you know.
October 10: You receive a package in the mail. Inside, you find a doll that eerily resembles you, with pins sticking out of its limbs.
October 11: Write about a haunted house that appears normal during the day but transforms into a house of horrors at night.
October 12: You wake up one morning to find your reflection in the mirror moving independently, and it’s not copying your actions.
October 13: Describe a nightmarish encounter with a mysterious figure who only appears in your dreams.
October 14: In a remote village, the townsfolk warn you never to enter the ancient, overgrown cemetery. What happens if you ignore their advice?
October 15: You find a diary in a secondhand bookstore that recounts the experiences of someone who claimed to communicate with the dead. What dark secrets are revealed?
October 16: Write a story about a cursed painting that brings misfortune and death to anyone who owns it.
October 17: Your reflection in the water shows a different, malevolent version of yourself. How do you deal with this doppelganger?
October 18: Describe the chilling events that unfold when you spend a night in an abandoned, haunted mansion.
October 19: Write about a creature that lurks in the shadows, only visible in the dim light of a flickering candle.
October 20: You discover a mysterious, old tape that, when played, seems to contain a message from beyond the grave.
October 21: In the attic, you find a collection of cursed masks. When worn, each one possesses the wearer, with disastrous results.
October 22: Describe a journey through a seemingly ordinary forest that becomes a nightmarish labyrinth.
October 23: You find an antique Ouija board in an antique shop. What happens when you decide to use it?
October 24: Write a story about a room in your house that you’ve always avoided. What happens when you finally enter it?
October 25: You start hearing voices whispering your name from the walls of your home, and they seem to be coming closer.
October 26: You receive an anonymous letter warning you of a sinister presence in your own reflection.
October 27: A mysterious fog envelops your town, and it brings with it strange and malevolent creatures.
October 28: You wake up in a pitch-black room, bound and gagged. You have no memory of how you got there.
October 29: Write a story about a cursed town where the sun never rises, and the inhabitants are trapped in eternal darkness.
October 30: You inherit an old, decrepit mansion in the woods. As you explore its shadowy corridors, you discover unsettling secrets.
October 31: On Halloween night, you receive a visit from a ghostly figure who has a message for you. What does the spirit reveal?
Our November daily writing prompts are coming soon. Also feel free to leave some writing below, I love writing it!