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Old 06-30-2010, 03:31 PM   #1
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Drabble, Drabble, Drabble...

A drabble is an extremely short work of fiction exactly 100 words in length. The purpose of the drabble is brevity and to test the author's ability to express interesting and meaningful ideas in an extremely confined space. (wikipedia definition)

Ok, so I have never actually started a new thread on Mobileread. I hope I don't get yelled at.

I was thinking it would be fun and challenging to have a drabble thread. And it's something I can do in my lunch hour.

As a wannabe writer, I've found out that it's a good exercise for me to write a daily drabble. It makes me write every day, so that I can feel like a writer even if I don't have the time to finish that important novel! It can be very challenging to tell an entire story in only 100 words. It makes me work at picking the right phrase.

I thought it might be neat if we had a drabble thread where people could post their mini-stories. I've actually written ones that I enjoyed so much that they expanded into bigger stories. It's a really great brainstorming trick.

So I will go first. Just know that if no one writes their own drabbles for this thread, then I will just fill up the entire thread with my own stuff and I'll lie to myself and say that I'm so important and smart that I have no drabble friends that can keep up with me. So consider yourself warned!

Oh and if there is another thread like this, then let me know. I looked but couldn't find one.

My first drabble is 'Lost at Sea':

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The men of the Oeno watched in horror as Captain George Worth lost his battle with the creature. Ribbons of bloody gore splashed onto the deck.

Vulgar pieces of man and slime mixed with bits of cloth.

“Pass the whiskey ‘round boys,” First Mate Bill Cary said. “We’ll not make it home this time. If you’re gonna die, may as well die fightin’ a beast that few men have seen. Aye?”

No one agreed.

The ship leaned as it took on more water. The sea serpent lifted its head out of the sea. It wouldn’t have to wait much longer.

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