March Drabble Challenge: Playground

Horror PromptsGillian Church is hosting another horror drabble challenge: 31 prompts for 31 creepy tales throughout March. This time, we can decide on the length of the piece but I’m sticking to the 100-word default.

Can you do it?

The Prompt:
Playground

The Submission:
Jesse sat on the swing, legs kicking lazily, staring at the ground and dreading going home. He much preferred at the playground, especially on cold winter’s days when it was quiet.

Suddenly, he heard a low growling voice call his name from inside the wooden hut above the slide.

Curious, Jesse sauntered across the rubbery mats, clambered up the rope ladder, and peered inside. A small, gnarled, creature with a rat-like face and bloodshot eyes glared at him. In its knobbly, furred claw it held a jagged piece of glass.

“Wanna play?” it spat as it lunged for his face.


What did you think to the prompt for today’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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