What is a Drabble?
by Irwin Lengel
Seeing that I missed my weekly deadline to post an article here, I decided to share with you yet another writing endeavor I became familiar with while on vacation with our son this past summer.
I had several writing goals while with them - one of which was to write a minimum of 200 words a day and while missing this deadline, I must admit that I did pretty good meeting the goal of writing 200 words a day while there.
But I digress - back to the Drabble.
For those of you unfamiliar with what a drabble is - allow me to provide you with the definition:
A drabble is a short work of fiction of around one hundred words in length. The purpose of the drabble is brevity, testing the author's ability to express interesting and meaningful ideas in a confined space.
When I wasn't in the mood to do the 200 words, although as mentioned, I did pretty good with that goal, I took a stab at writing a few Drabbles one of which I will share here now:
"I was just sitting there minding my own business. At first he went to the table next to me. But then appearing that he could not make up his mind where he wanted to sit, he slowly made his way to my table. Before I could react though, he was on the chair next to me. Not being satisfied there, he picked another chair where he stayed but a minute. When I thought he was leaving, he changed his mind and decided my arm was where he wanted to be. That was it – enough already, Splat! Another fly gone bye-bye!"
What can I say - I must have had too much time on my hands.
Until next time!