November was really busy for some of us folks of the Absolute Write Water Cooler forums. So we decided to opt for drabbles as last blog chain’s theme.
December is busy from everyone so what do we do? We go even shorter!
The idea is to write hint fiction (25 words or less) or mini-saga (50 words or less). No theme, just the dreadful word count. Yikes!
If you know me even a little bit, you know I write/talk a lot. But I’m a masochist so I opted for hint fiction.
I remember seeing somewhere on the forums that poetry was acceptable. My brain spurted out something and I went “what just happened?” Then, I realised there was a hint of character, a touch of world building, a conflict and a sad ending. I liked it. But – oh drama! oh world unfair! – it’s 26 words long! I tried to cut it down but it screwed the rhythm, the rhymes, the charm or all aforementioned answers. So I am breaking the rules because this story just won’t be told any other way. 😉
I wish to see
I wish to say
A thousand things at least
But seems to me
There is no way
To tame the liar beast
And because I’m a masochist, here’s another one that respects the rules. Yay for the 22 words! But now I wonder if it’s too obscure. I have this rhythm problem again. Anyhoo… *laughs*
I met her. She grew young. I scared her. She grew strong. I joined her. She cuffed me.
Time-travel is a bitch.
And now, here is the list of the other participants. Give them a read!
AuburnAssassin http://clairegillian.wordpress.com/ and direct link to her post
jonjon.benjamin http://jonbonbenjamin.blogspot.com/ and direct link to his post
rmgil04 http://writersinprogresswip.blogspot.com/ and direct link to his post
CScottMorris http://cscottmorrisbooks.com/ and direct link to his post
Proach http://desstories.blogspot.com and direct link to her post
Aheila (You’re here!)
Regan Leigh http://www.reganleigh.com/
Dolores Haze http://dianedooley.wordpress.com/