January 2023 Drabble Challenge: Carnivorous

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:
Carnivorous

The Submission:
Deep beneath the bustling aisles of the supermarket, red lights strobed; a klaxon wailed; and the shredded bodies of scientists and technicians were strewn across the narrow hallways. The clinical white of the walls was streamed with blood, etched with claw marks, as the hulking, salivating, carnivorous thing brutalised its path to freedom. Its claws, long and powerful, rendered flesh from bone; its jowls, leaking acidic slobber, growled lowly as it turned its many pulsating red eyes towards the cylindrical elevator. Somewhere, at the back of its primal mind, beneath the agonising urge to devour, it knew this was the path to freedom and it charged ahead in a mindless rage, shrugging off bullets and taser shots from the few remaining guards. One dropped in a heap, steaming intestines spilling on the floor, and the last the creature launched into the pod, crushing his skull and tearing his spine out through his back as the elevator dinged. The door closed and the monstrous patchwork chimera of a beast stewed as the lights blinked past faster and the smell of fresh meat grew stronger…


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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