7 Microprompts for Uncanny Valley

There are spiders all over my house lately: the little jumpy ones, who alternate between “cute” and “awful,” and the huge juicy ones with the musculature Hercules who are always Lawful Awful. In case they kill me in my sleep, here are seven uncanny microprompts to remember me by.

Use these together or apart to conjure up story ideas, possible settings, and dialogues! (Or spiders.)

  • Eye socket
  • Tenterhooks
  • Allergy
  • Object only
  • “I don’t know him.”
  • Tied up with string
  • Inflamed

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