March Drabble Challenge: Thaw

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:
Thaw

The Submission:
“How th’fuck’d we miss this?!” Dawson growled, shaking his head.

The body contorted into an anguished scream; the eyes were hollow and dead, the fingers that remained clawing for purchase, the skin cracked and flaking. Ice had bleached the corpse a deathly pale blue and the officers were afraid to handle it in case his limbs snapped off.

“C’mon, Chief,” Teddy reasoned. “Y’know this place’s a graveyard until the ice thaws.”

Dawson grumbled, chipping a chunk off the corpse’s calf with a frustrated kick. “That’s th’third one this week! People need to be more careful where they dump their shit!”


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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