February Drabble Challenge: Trickster

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:
Trickster

The Submission:
Shawn flicked through the tome, not caring that he was tearing pages. Sweat trickled down his forehead as he read, desperate for a solution and continuously coming up blank.

“Fucked,” he muttered. “I’m fucked.”

The trickster had him over a barrel; had he known the cost of getting involved with the demon, Shawn wouldn’t have made that blood promise.

It wasn’t supposed to backfire so heavily.

He glanced up at the clock as it struck twelve and threw the book across the room with a scream.

The smell of sulphur caused him to gag.

The demon had come to collect.


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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