February Drabble Challenge: Rose

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:
I placed a single rose on mum’s grave just like every week and, just like every week, I found myself hunched down and pulling weeds from around her simple little plaque.

I was muttering curses and apologies to my long-dead mother as I worked, and mentally preparing another strongly-worded letter of complaint to the parish, when the ground suddenly trembled.

A hand, skeletal and rotting, burst from the ground, startling me to my knees. I watched, eyes wide, as mother dearest clawed her way up from the dirt and glared at me with the hollows of her filthy, grinning skull.

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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