The Costume Party

Use the following writing prompt to inspire you to write a scene.

Your friend is hosting a costume party at a downtown hotel on Halloween. You work on your costume for weeks. You arrive fashionably late, or so you think, until you walk in to find you’re all alone. You double check the welcome sign at the front of the room to make sure you’re in the right place, and you are. You walk to the front desk, but no one is there either. You don’t see any guests or staff at all and the hotel appears to be deserted. What’s going on?