Weekly Writing Prompt: 16/02/2022

Gillian Church posts Writing Prompts every week on her Horror Prompts Instagram account and I like to take part with a few snippets and pieces of flash fiction.

The Prompt:
I stole the file you asked for. Now, what ae we looking for?

The Submission:
“I hope you realise I’m seriously putting my neck on the line here?”

“Uh-huh,” I barely even glanced up.

I still don’t understand why you didn’t just go straight to the chief.”

I skimmed over the incident report. It was all there, in bloody detail. The bastard’s mug shot was even attached to the page by a paperclip. He still wore that smug, self-satisfied grin.

“—the procedure,” Evans droned on. “We have teams in place who can handle stuff like this—”

I had to fight the urge to screw the papers up, tear them to shreds, send the desk flying. I couldn’t believe the incompetence of the report.

“I just need the name,” I interrupted through gritted teeth.

“I’m not gonna be able to cover you on this one, I hope you know that?”

“Just the name…” I repeated, flicking through the last few pages.

There it was.

The arresting warrant.

Scrawled, looped penmanship that screamed inadequacy and carelessness.

And at the bottom of the page, the date. A signed signature.

“…The name…”

I felt a cold numbness at the base of my neck and gagged; an spray of blood burst from ym lips.

“I really wish you hadn’t seen that,” Evans growled.


What did you think to this week’s writing prompt? 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 and Horror Prompts to take part in the Weekly Writing Prompt challenge.

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