Today, I’m holding a new drabble day but I’m merging it with a very special announcement.
Last Tuesday, I officially became a published author. I had a short short story (barely twelve words over a drabble) published in the “My First Time” anthology. Click on the link and go on the website to learn more about this Kindle and iPad publication (you can also get a free software to read the Kindle version on your PC or Mac). Seriously, look around! You can even access the first (and only) page of my story, called Coffee.
So there you have it, the very first story I was paid for. Awesome, isn’t it? I’m going to have the check framed. I’m not kidding.
What’s the point of this shameless promotion, you ask?
Well, you’ve already had the occasion to read my rejected short story for the publication, A Few More Deaths. Today, I’m offering you my rejected short short. It’s not even a drabble since its 56 words long but hey, it’s my blog. I make the rules!
Speaking of rules, here is how the drabble challenge works!
- Read the prompt and find your angle.
- Write a drabble (100 words story) OR use my drabble as the opening for a longer story (don’t forget to give me credit!)
- Post a direct link to your drabble in the comments (or, if you don’t have a blog, just go ahead and post your drabble in the comments)
Today’s drabble prompt is : Sound!
And here is my rejected, half-drabble. 😉
The first time I heard someone knock on a door, tears filled my eyes. The sharp and clean noise painted a world without flashing lights in lieu of a doorbell. The doctor walked in but she didn’t need to speak for me to know the operation worked. Forever after this day, knocking was synonymous to bliss.