quaranTEEN voices Writing Prompt: 'Supernatural Stories'

News —— 5/14/2021

Named one of The Root’s 100 most influential African Americans of 2020, Leatrice “Elle” McKinney, writing as L.L. McKinney, is an advocate for equality and inclusion in publishing, and the creator of the hashtags #PublishingPaidMe and #WhatWoCWritersHear.

Elle’s also a gamer, Blerd, and adamant Hei Hei stan, living in Kansas City, spending her free time plagued by her cat–Sir Chester Fluffmire Boopsnoot Purrington Wigglebottom Flooferson III, esquire, Baron o’Butterscotch or #SirChester for short.

Her works include the Nightmare-Verse books, Nubia: Real One through DC, Marvel’s Black Widow: Bad Blood, and more.

PROMPT: Supernatural Stories
Everyone imagines they have a super power at least once in their life. Or maybe they’d rather be a mythical creature; a vampire ruler of the night, a fairy in an ethereal glade, a dragon riding the winds. It’s a way to escape the mundane of the everyday, if just for a little. How would you imagine your foray into the supernatural?

Write a story about someone who has a power you wish you did. Do they become a hero? Do they become a villain? Or maybe a mixture of both, as a werewolf perhaps? Let the magic of your imagination run wild with this one.

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