February Drabble Challenge: Blistered

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:
Blistered

The Submission:
“F’r fuck’s sake, you gotta let me in!” Ned pounded on the door, but I wouldn’t budge.

“No!” I screamed, tears streaming in my eyes. “I can’t risk it!”

I peered through the porthole in the door and saw Ned slamming his fist on it over and over as our neighbours ran screaming behind him. His face was red, puffy, and oozing with weeping, rash-like blisters. As he hollered and cursed, his eyeball trickled from its socket.

“Who’s that?” my wife asked.

“It’s Ned; he’s infected! We’ve gotta…”

I turned and beheld the blistered faces of my wife and children.


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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