January 2023 Drabble Challenge: Brash

Horror PromptsGillian Church is hosting a horror drabble challenge this January: 31 prompts for 31 creepy tales throughout January that clock in at around 100 words.

The Prompt:

The Submission:
People told me what to expect when I fell in with Judy and her brash little teenager, Cody.

“He’s nothing but a troublemaker,” my mum said.

“He’ll be locked up before he’s eighteen,” my sister said.

And it was true; he was a rude little git. He always had his spotty face glued to his phone, swiped food from the fridge and alcohol from the cabinet, and stayed out late most nights at the skate park with his other shit-kicking friends.

Mostly, I didn’t really mind, even when he was obviously swiping cash from my wallet. The sex with Judy made it worthwhile and I knew that Cody wouldn’t be a problem for long.

He might see himself as a big man, in his loose-fitting clothes and his drawling rebelliousness, but he had a thing or two to learn about checking his food before he ate it… and questioning why bleach was always on the weekly shopping list.

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.

2 thoughts on “January 2023 Drabble Challenge: Brash

  1. trippydaisy 06/01/2023 / 17:40

    I really enjoyed this one. These prompts are great.


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