The drabble is a weekly challenge hosted by Aheila on her blog :http://thewriteaholicblog.wordpress.com A reminder how it works : read the prompt and find your angle ; write a drabble (100 word story , give or take 5 words) ; post a direct link to the drabble in your comments


My heart races in its chest cavity as the hailstones pelt down with a vengeance . Like a scene from a horror movie , the stones grow bigger and bigger until they are human limbs ; flailing arms and dangling legs , falling from the sky in droves and dissipating just before they reach the surface . The cries intensify and reach a crescendo as the masses rain down , human torsos , arms and legs , a mass of confusion …There is a ringing in my ears , hyperventilation sets in and my fingers and toes tingle … I stretch out my hands to shield my sight from the falling bodies …                                                 


  1. Nutschell on July 11, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    spectacularly spooky. I could almost smell the gore. well done!

    • mish on July 12, 2011 at 11:10 am

      Thanks Nutschell – it’s very different from what I normally write … you could smell it ? *wrinkles nose* Eeuuw !

  2. tara tyler on July 12, 2011 at 1:24 am

    what a twist of style from mish!
    never saw that coming!
    great horrific drabble =)

    • mish on July 12, 2011 at 11:18 am

      Shocking , isn’t it – and DEFINITELY not in my usual style of writing !
      Horrific , yes … great , not so sure about that …
      I really didn’t know how to approach this prompt so I resorted to the above !

  3. Ryan on July 13, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    That is a thoroughly frightening image and a great horror tale. Your description is amazing, as always, Mish!

    • mish on July 13, 2011 at 7:41 pm

      Quite different from my normal writing , hey ? Thanks Ryan .

  4. Dana on July 14, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    I love the elements of horror in your drabble. You've done a great job of really painting a picture with your words!

    • mish on July 15, 2011 at 12:35 pm

      Thanks Dana ! I think the scene was too graphic … talk about horror … *shudders*

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