February Drabble Challenge: Docile

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:
Docile

The Submission:
When I first started my research, I was excited at the prospect. Funding, resources, a whole team of staff on hand … it was like a dream come true.

Results were … variable, but that was okay. Expectations were realistic and the higher-ups were keen to have the process perfected.

In time, though, I came to be disgusted by my specimens. They were all so docile, so lifeless, and none of them appreciated how their sacrifice would aid the greater good.

It now felt like I was almost doing these wretches a favour having their remains disposed of so callously.


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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