Idea for the beginning of a horror story: A friend mentioned recently that he works in a six-story building. His job takes him up and down from floor to floor all day. He likes to use the stairs instead of the elevator. To clear his mind, he counts the stairs as he goes.

Here’s the story idea: One day, the count changes.

Stephen King, if you’re reading this—no charge.

Mitch W @MitchW