February Drabble Challenge: Fever

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:

The Submission:
“And how’s little Daisy’s fever? Is she still in bed?”

I half-choked on my tea; Dennis glared at me from across the table. “She’s fine,” he barked a little too harshly.

“I haven’t seen her in days; maybe I should go check on her?”

“No! Don’t, please!” I grabbed my mother’s wrist as she rose from the table.

“Whatever’s the matter, dear? I just want to see my granddaughter.”

Mother shook me off and headed upstairs. I moved to stop her but Dennis shook his head, a stern look in his eyes.

I drank my tea as the screaming started.

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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