March Drabble Challenge: Teddy Bear

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:
Teddy Bear

The Submission:
Dennis closed the wardrobe and turned back to his terrified son. “There’s nothing in there.”

“I saw it!” Nicholas bawled, hugging his teddy bear closely.

Dennis sat down on the edge of the bed and stroked his son’s hair. “Monster’s aren’t real, son. They can’t hurt you.”

With that, he left the boy to sleep but woke with a start when Nicholas’s screams echoed down the hallway.

Dennis burst into the room and flicked on the lightswitch. Nicholas was gone; all that was left was his teddy bear and a streak of blood that stopped at the open wardrobe door.

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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