February Drabble Challenge: Trophy

Horror PromptsGillian Church has created 28 single-word prompts and challenged writers to write a horror drabble for each. A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words, no more, no less (not counting the title).

Can you do it?

The Prompt:
Trophy

The Submission:
I sat in the garden, battered copy of The Pale Horse in one hand and sipping from a cheeky glass of Buck’s Fizz as the mid-day summer’s sun blared overhead. I adjusted my parasol to ensure I’d get a nice golden tan rather than roasting alive.

The jingling of Bert’s little bell alerted me to his presence before he rubbed against my bare toes. I peeked over my sunglasses and rolled my eyes as I saw the bloody remains of a tiny shrew sitting on the boiling decking.

Bert looked up at me, apparently very proud of his little trophy.


What did you think to the prompt for this week’s drabble challenge? Did you submit anything for it? Have you ever written any flash fiction before? I’d love to know what you think to my snippets and writing prompts, so feel free to sign up and let me know what you think below or leave a comment on my Instagram page. You can also follow Gillian Church to take part in her Weekly Writing Prompt challenge.

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