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|Posted by: Rapierman May 20 2005, 10:36 PM|
A "drabble" consists of 50 (half), 100 (full) or 200 (double) words reflecting the thoughts and feelings of a fictional character.
They're closing in on me.
Why does she wait?
She stares at me, mocking me....
...or maybe she's waiting for the perfect kill?
No. It's worse than I thought.
She means to make me a zombie.
No! Here comes another!
I haven't the strength to go on.
Lord, take me before they do.
This is a fate worse than death.
I cannot die this way.
They are everywhere. They're closing in on me.
Why doesn't Piro see this? Have they taken control of his mind? Have they turned him against me?
Have they finally won? God, help me!
|Posted by: Mintaka May 23 2005, 05:43 AM|
Your word counts are correct, but your general definition is far too restrictive. The drabble is simply a subset of the short short. What you choose to do with it is your own business.
http://www.meades.org/drabble.html dates the origin of drabbles back to Birmingham in the mid-eighties, and provides among others a drabble by Mr. Terry Pratchett.
|Posted by: Brent Dax May 23 2005, 01:50 PM|
My standard drabble note (I have it in a file on my desktop) goes like this:
Drabbles are stories of exactly 100 words, typically focusing on a character's thoughts and feelings. Comments are welcome, but please include a "[!drabble]" at the top of your post to make it clear you're not trying to write a drabble.