Writing Prompt – Mysterious Comas

This is based off the events of one of my own stories, but I thought it would be fun to see what you do with it. In my story one of the main characters is a hospital volunteer. People have been mysteriously entering comas with no logical explanation.

When he comes across a girl under attack by a supernatural being it’s not as simple as just going to the police, so he makes the choice to take her with him, which could have serious consequences seeing as he can’t explain why he took this lower elementary age girl he’s never met before with him.

On top of that, because of the attack, she unable to see what is going on around her and she’s having a difficult time staying awake. Clearly he did not get her out of there soon enough and unless he can figure out how to undo what happened, she is going to succumb to it as well.

He takes her to his brother where the two of them try to figure out what’s going on and how to stop it fast. They have no way of knowing if they can save any of those already in a coma or if that is the end for them. They don’t even know if it’s possible to save the girl once the process has started, but they can’t just leave her to her fate, so they start looking for a solution.

Does this spark any ideas in you? Would you change the symptoms? What about the victim? Who do you think is behind it all and what is their end goal?

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