January 2023 Drabble Challenge: Trapped

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:
Trapped

The Submission:
Richie clawed at the stone walls, ripping his fingernails and gouging deep, dirty, bloody tracks in his fingertips, but it was no use; he was well and truly trapped.

The room was cold, damp, and dark; a single shaft of murky sunlight streamed in through a barred window six-feet up the wall. A mouldy mattress sat in the corner; it was stained with blood, urine, and God-knows-what.

Richie yelped as the big iron door creaked open; he tried to make a run for it and fell face-first to the cold stone floor, the metal of his shackles digging into his ankle. His captor regarded him with some amusement, tugging his drooping manhood with a drooling leer. He tossed something sticky and furry into Richie’s face and told him to eat up, to keep his strength up, and promptly left him in the dark with only that bludgeoned rat for company.


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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