March Drabble Challenge: Ruminant

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:
Ruminant

The Submission:
Iris couldn’t believe her ears; she couldn’t be dead. That was crazy! She still had so much life left to live, and to think she’d be snuffed out by Roger, of all people. But Grandma Beth had greeted her, told her what’s-what, and she’d been dead for fifteen years now.

Dejected, Iris lingered in the house she’d called home, unable to interact with anything or anyone save for a brief chill in the air. When she saw Roger bring another girl home, her rage boiled; in that moment, Iris rejected becoming a mere ruminant and vowed to make him pay.


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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