I was out running this past weekend in Olympia, and along one of the trails I happened across this staircase in the middle of the woods.
I thought, how odd. Why would there be a set of concrete stairs in the middle of the forest? Being of a somewhat dark mood at the time, my thoughts went to dark places. Things that go bump in the daylight came to mind. (I don’t know about you, but those are infinitely more frightening than things that go bump in the night; I mean, you expect that sort of thing at night, but in broad daylight?!)
My next thought was, hey, that would make a good writing prompt. Which is why you’re reading this now. See where the stairs lead you.