January 2023 Drabble Challenge: Soup

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:
Chrissie balked when her mother slid a steaming hot bowl of chicken soup to her.

“Go on,” she said, handing her a spoon. “Eat up.”

Chrissie sniffed and rolled her eyes. What was there to eat? It was a bowl of bubbling liquid, not a roast beef sandwich. “Do I have to?” she whined, her voice nasally.

“Don’t start with me, young lady!” her mother snapped. “If you want to get better, you need some chicken soup now get it down you so you can take your pill!”

Chrissie huffed and reluctantly began spooning the dish into her chapped lips. The soup was hot and gooey; it reminded her of gravy, another dish she couldn’t stand, but she’d been getting progressively worse ever since her stomach had first churned and she’d spent the morning puking so hard that streams of blood were laced in her bile.

“That’s my good girl,” her mother smiled, the small bottle of rat poison hidden behind her back.

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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