Well, this is it, I guess. To give a grisly end to a year of often-macabre prompts, here is...
Write a short story of 1,000-10,000 words based on the following:
She'd expected getting stabbed in the stomach to hurt at least a little more. But to humor her attacker, she supposed she should act like she was in agony.
Hope you had a very merry whatever-religion-you-are holiday or Festivus if you're atheist!
And a joyous New Year!