Today, I’m guest blogging over on Sara-Jayne Townsend’s blog. About drabbles. *laughs* Feel free to drop by and read how I think drabble improves our writing! Now on with the challenge!
Remember how it works?
- Read the prompt and find your angle.
- Write a drabble (100 words story, give or take five words).
- 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).
- In the post on your blog, make sure to link back to this post.
Today’s prompt is: Guest!
And the extra challenge for points no one keeps track of: avoid the “unwanted guest” twist!
A little note: from this week on, I will only read one drabble per participant. You’re welcome to post more than one but if I don’t want my schedule to get out of hand, I have to limit my reading. Thanks for your understanding!
Awesome writerly week to all of you!
The water hit Tom hard. He coughed, tasting the salt despite his alcohol breath. Blood pounded against his skull. Fear soon pounded too.
“I’d rather not throw you overboard. It’s bad for our image.” The captain towered over him, a hand holding a bucket and the other a sword. “But we’re not in a habit of sailing with party guests.”
Tom remembered the festivities drawing him out of his alleyway and onto the ship. There had been food and rum. A bit too much rum.
Tom cleared his throat. “Hire me then!”
The captain chuckled and threw him the bucket.