Word for Word: Terrifying

A dark corridor in Akbar’s Tomb, in Agra, India

I’m in a writers’ group that meets on Zoom, though before the pandemic we met in person. Every week, we do a writing prompt: someone gives a page number, and our organizer picks a word from a huge dictionary. In this example, the word is:


She opened the door at the end of the long, dark hallway. Expecting a ghastly vision hanging beyond the door, she was a bit disappointed to only…