February Drabble Challenge: Sleet

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:
Sleet

The Submission:
Upon locking eyes with the wretched thing beneath the bridge, Tyson turned and pelted back the way he’d come.

Blubbering, manic, he charged through the dense growth of trees, stumbling on mounds of dirt and scratching his babbling face on jagged branches.

He might’ve made it but for the sleet; his boot slipped at the top of the hill and he tumbled down to the half-frozen waters of the Brook.

As he lay there, ankle sprained, drenched in snow and caked in mud, the shambling, straggly-haired wretch lurched from the shadows and reached a talon-like hand towards his screaming face…


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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