February Drabble Challenge: Lethargic

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:
Lethargic

The Submission:
Once again, I lay in bed unable to move.

It’d started slowly, usually with restless nights or dreams full of dark things.

Now, I needed a cabinet full of pills and a stiff vodka just to drop off, only to wake up and find myself stuck, completely lethargic.

There were things to do, people to see, apologies to be made…

But that that ghastly thing lurked in the corner of the room.

Tall, spindly, with long thorn-like claws and a grinning skull-like face, my dark, ever-present visitor watched, chuckling lowly, blank eyes glassy and malicious.

Watching me from the dark.


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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