March Drabble Challenge: Teeth

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:

The Submission:
Paul sat at the water’s edge, sipping beer, a dull ache in his back. He was about to give up for the day when the line gave a sudden tug. Paul leapt into action and a pike, glistening and glaring, sprung from the water.

Delighted, Paul fumbled with the thirty-inch fish, and barked in pain as teeth, sharp and smooth, stabbed into his flesh. The fish wrenched with a desperate thrash, taking two of Paul’s fingers with it.

As Paul lay on the grass, weeping in agony, the pike lashed its tail and inched its way towards his anguished 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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