February Drabble Challenge: Substitution

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:
Gloria busied herself in the kitchen; a meat-and-potato pie was in the oven, vegetables were on the boil, and the roast tatties were crisping up in the air fryer.

There was hot, soapy water in the bowl; squash poured into glasses.

The table was set, and all that was left were the Yorkshire puddings.

Well … that and the pills.

Three pills three times a day like clockwork.

She glanced up and saw John working in the garden and, with a heavy sigh, made the switch as she placed his pills down.

There was no way he’d notice the substitution.

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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