January 2023 Drabble Challenge: Hush

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:
Hush

The Submission:
Gaunt, weak, Richie lay in a mess of his own filth. Half-eaten rats were strewn across the filthy stone floor; his ankle, twisted and malformed with sickening grey-red bruises, throbbed, worsening the fever that ravaged his scrawny, sore-ridden body.

When the door creaked open and his captor wandered in, his naked skin glistening with sweat, his sausage-like fingers stroking his nether regions, Richie could only moan lowly. His breathing was shallow, clear bile dribbled from his cracked lips, as the man sauntered over to his feeble from.

“Hush now,” the drooling sadist cooed. “It’ll be over soon, I promise.”

Richie gulped, half choking on his own vomit, as a long, corroded needle pierced the skin of his neck and flooded his veins, bringing a nauseous grey to his blurred vision and numbing him to the feel of his captor’s oily touch.


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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