February Drabble Challenge: Stoic

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:
Stoic

The Submission:
“You sure want to hear the rest of this?” she asked, looking up from the paperwork. It had arrived that morning, and he’d purposely waited for her to come home so that she could read through it for him since he couldn’t bring himself to look upon the words.

“Every word,” he replied impassively.

She read a tale of betrayal, of accusations, or baseless half-truths. Accounts from biased eavesdroppers, vindictive liars, and self-serving backstabbers.

Yet, those the words left a void where his heart had once been, his face betrayed no emotion. He simply sat, stoic, seething within his skin.


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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