Tell Us the Hottest Happenings at the Party of the Dead

Tales of terror; with an introductory dialogue ... - caption: “Skeletons,” as digitized by the British Library
Tales of terror; with an introductory dialogue ... - caption: “Skeletons,” as digitized by the British Library
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They’ve put on their fineries, hung out the nicest of the corpses. Even the skeletal birds had shown up for a night of frolicking extravagance that only those beyond the veil could muster. In our latest Concept Art Writing Prompt, we’re asking you to take a gander at this ghoulish gathering and tell us a tale of a party so good you’re just dying to talk about it.

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From the British Library’s collection of horrifying oddities over at its public domain Flicker archive, this early 19th century print is simply titled “Skeletons,” from Tales of terror; with an introductory dialogue. I’m sure you all very smart 21st-century commenters can do much better than “Skeletons,” so get on into the comments and whip up a short story of just what these stylish skellies are up to on party night (besides dancing to Oingo Boingo, of course).

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plectro1
Darwinian Man

They are getting their bone on.