March Drabble Challenge: Speech

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:
Speech

The Submission:
Ted awoke to find himself bound tightly to a chair; barbed wire chewed into his wrists and ankles and a piercing, numb pain throbbed from his left ear. Eyes blurry, he saw he was in a musty, filthy garden shed. An array of rusty tools were spread across the nearby workbench.

The door creaked open and Ted saw his captor enter. Ted tried to speak and half-gagged as a geyser of warm blood burst from his lips and something heavy and leathery dropped from his mouth. As his vision steadied, Ted heaved when he saw it was his severed tongue.


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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