I’ve discovered a new outlet for those little niggling stories: Drabbles.

A drabble is a short, short story of 100 words or less. And to think I thought a flash story was a challenge with a thousand-word limitation. Conveying a vignette in so few words can be rough. Adjectives, adverbs, and prepositional phrases quickly meet their demise to narrow to the nitty gritty.

My first introduction was via an invite to submit to 100 Word Stories ~ Weekly Challenges.

Laurence Simon hosts the podcast where writers submit their drabble along with a recording. In July, he broadcasted an invitation to rally up as many submissions as possible, with the commitment to give $1 per submission to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. The topic: “Life.” A handful of others stepped up and matched his funds too.

You can find a couple of my drabble recordings at 100 Word Stories Podcast. The site is free, no subscription required.


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