Writing a Spooky Blurb
It’s Halloween and today we have a spooky prompt to match, and it involves the Goosebumps books. Written by R. L. Stine, who was referred to as Stephen King for children, the Goosebumps novellas are an expansive horror/comedy series for children. They’re all told in 1st-person, they all have twist endings, and they never depict death.
Prompt – Write a blurb for the Goosebumps book that was never written, but totally should have been. In less than 150 words, convince us to read your Goosebumps book.
You don’t have to be familiar with the series to participate in the Goosebumps prompt. I’ve given you some examples of Goosebumps blurbs below to help you get your mind around the task. Also, here’s a list of every Goosebumps book that ever was, just in case you want to check your own originality against the impressive 100+ Goosebumps books.
The Haunted Car (Classic Goosebumps Series #30)
Mitchell Moinian tried to do some homework. But he kept jumping up and going to his bedroom window to peer down at the car.
A street light made the chrome bumpers sparkle and the sleek blue body glow. Mitchell couldn’t resist. He had to sit in the car.
Holding his breath, he crept down the stairs and out the front door. He stepped around to the driver’s side of the car and grabbed the handle.
“”Go ahead,”” a voice whispered. “”Climb in.”” Mitchell had no idea how scary this ride was going to be.
Say Cheese And Die! (Classic Goosebumps Series #8)
Greg thinks there is something wrong with the old camera he found. The photos keep turning out . . . different.
When Greg takes a picture of his father’s brand-new car, it’s wrecked in the photo. And then his dad crashes the car.
It’s like the camera can tell the future–or worse. Maybe it makes the future!
Vampire Breath (Classic Goosebumps Series #21)
Tough. That’s Freddy Martinez and his friend, Cara. They’re not afraid of anything. But that was before they went exploring in Freddy’s basement. Before they found the secret room. Before they found the bottle of Vampire Breath.
Poor Freddy and Cara. They should have never opened that bottle of Vampire Breath. Because now there’s a vampire in Freddy’s basement. And he’s very, very thirsty….
The Haunted Mask (Classic Goosebumps Series #4)
Carly Beth thinks she’s found the best Halloween mask ever. With yellow-green skin and long animal fangs, the mask terrifies the entire neighborhood. Before long, it has a surprising effect on Carly Beth, too. She tries to take it off . . . but it won’t budge!
How I Got My Shrunken Head (Classic Goosebumps Series #10)
What has two eyes, a mouth, and wrinkly green skin? Mark’s shrunken head! It’s a present from his Aunt Benna. A gift from the jungle island of Baladora.
And Mark can’t wait to show the kids at school!
But late one night the head starts to glow. Because it’s actually no ordinary head. It gives Mark a strange power. A magical power. A dangerous power…
And here’s mine…
Going Nuts (Classic Goosebumps Imaginary Series #1)
Danny has noticed something unusual in his neighborhood, a white squirrel with glowing red eyes.
The squirrel seems to follow Danny everywhere, even to school. Recently kids at school have been acting strangely, and Danny swears that he’s seen familiar a red glint in their eyes…
Danny is starting to think that this is no ordinary squirrel, but will anyone believe him?