March Drabble Challenge: Fledgling

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:
Fledgling

The Submission:
The commander observed the fledgling hunter with a stoic expression. The young one had showed promise in the past but hesitated once the blade was in his hand and the prey was cowering before him.

“Finish it,” he ordered, reading his staff to execute the youngling should he fail to comply.

The youth steeled himself and made a precision strike, spilling the prey’s insides over the cell floor, and the commander relaxed his shoulders. The youngsters were untested, but the bloodsport was undeniably innate. Even the most inexperienced would relish hunting live prey on that desolate mudball known as Earth.


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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