March Drabble Challenge: Linen

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:
Linen

The Submission:
I swept open the cupboard and frantically spilled towels and bedsheets onto the floor, tears running down my trembling red cheeks.

“Oh God, oh Jesus,” I muttered over and over, realisation finally sinking in.

I finally grabbed a handful of linen; I wound it into a bundle to avoid tripping as I made my way downstairs on legs worse than jelly.

His lifeless body stared up at me with those accusing eyes. Bone, jagged and shining white, jutted from his mangled flesh and his head was half-twisted around on his neck.

I unravelled the linen and began wrapping the body.


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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