February Drabble Challenge: Compressed

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:
Compressed

The Submission:
I hated it down there. It was dark and dank and full of rats and creepy-crawlies, but the doctor made the rules.

“My specimens won’t take care of themselves,” he’d explained as he worked on his latest subject. “Now go dispose of that”.

The doctor kept the machine down there in the musty dark. It was rusted and stained with untold viscera.

I loaded the latest batch into the rancid contraption and pulled the lever. As the fleshy meat that had once been humans was squashed and compressed, I wondered when I would be fed to the machine so callously.


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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