March Drabble Challenge: Rigor Mortis

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:
Rigor Mortis

The Submission:
Gordon led the SWAT team into the apartment. As they fanned out, he tentatively entered the rancid master bedroom. The curtains were drawn, the windows taped over, and the room was filled with flies. They buzzed around a partially mummified corpse strapped to the bed; rigor mortis had long since passed by this poor soul, who was little more than a contorted, dismembered skeleton silently screaming at the ceiling.

A floorboard creaked and Gordon whirled around, a heartbeat too late to stop the hulking man pouncing on him, duct tape in hand, a gleeful smile plastered to his leathery lips.


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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