February Drabble Challenge: Distorted

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:
Distorted

The Submission:
There was a time when I’d look in the mirror and see a beautiful, beaming face staring back. Long blonde curls, glassy green eyes, perky lips always curved into a smile.

And now that reflection is distorted.

It started with the smallest blemish and I didn’t think much of it, but now it’s spread.

A twisting Glasgow smile, a dead, milky eye; straggly hair that hangs in clumps.

No one else sees it. They say I’m being “stupid” or “paranoid”.

But I see it every day.

A warped ugliness that eats at my flesh and needs to be cut out.


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 Wednesday Writing Prompt challenge.

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