+ Write a paragraph for each tick of the clock during a countdown to an execution or bomb blast.
+ Steal the title of a computer game at random (“Angry Birds”, “Fallout”, “Civilization V”) and use it for the title of a horror/crime/science fiction story that has nothing whatsoever to do with the game’s premise.
+ Begin a story in the chapel of a hospital.
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