According to Wikipedia, a drabble is:
a short work of fiction of around one hundred words in length.
The idea behind the drabble is:
brevity, testing the author’s ability to express interesting and meaningful ideas in a confined space.
So here is my first drabble. It’s called By your side.
“Don’t worry,” she says. “I’ll never leave you.”
And she means it.
She will always be there, supportive, a giving look in her eyes as she sacrifices herself, for his sake, over and over. All for him. Because she believes in him, even if he doesn’t believe in himself.
“I’ll always be at your side,” she says quietly, moving closer. She puts her hand on his. He doesn’t move away.
He doesn’t want her to be there. He wants her to go. He says nothing.
Classic Neil Gaiman: full of invention and imagination, poor on character and writing.
Continue reading “American Gods by Neil Gaiman”
A short piece I wrote a while ago. It was an exercise in the second person, which is an odd tense to write in but I really warmed to it.
Continue reading “The Lake”
Another short piece, this time on the theme of work (loosely).
Continue reading “A Great Day At Work”
A follow-on from Part I posted a few days ago.
Continue reading “The Vampire’s House Part II”
This was meant to be much shorter, but seemed to flow out of nowhere. Haven’t edited much due to lack of time. Please comment! Parts II and III to follow.
Continue reading “The Vampire’s House Part I”
A short piece about a hat. Could be made better but for lack of time!
Continue reading “Requiem For A Hat”