Saturday, June 02, 2012

Drabble Challenge













Every Saturday, I click on over to Rob Kitchin's blog (The View from the Blue House) and see what drabble he's come up with. Here is today's.

A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words. I have been dying to try one, but the incentive wasn't there until I thought you might try with me. So how about writing a drabble that alludes to one of these three pictures in even the most minor way. I thought of leaving the topic open, but I think that might be harder. Not sure.

How about two weeks from today: June 16th. As an incentive, I will put the names of all entries into a hat and send the winner whatever book of Megan's they'd care to read. (Don't have DARE ME yet). The last time I sent a book of Megan's out it had $140 dollars in it. I forgot that we put money in there after 2008. I can't promise that, but I will send a book.

Let me know.

34 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Sounds like an interesting challenge. I'll give this one some thought.

Rick Ollerman said...

I was more lost with the map than I was without it. Ssmartphones were supposed to keep you out of crap like this. I saw a show once where the survivalist dude smashed his binoculars to get the lenses out so he could start a fire. I don't need a fire, I need the binoculars.

But only if I can find the damned house before someone finds me. Which is ironic considering I was looking for people out here I couldn't find. Maybe I should give the money back, forget the job.

I'd still need to find my car, though.

pattinase (abbott) said...

You are quick, Rick. I will post it in two weeks with mine and whoever else. Thanks!

Jerry House said...

The hell with the book, just sent the money ;-)

pattinase (abbott) said...

I need to clear my bookshelves not my bank account.

Kieran Shea said...

100 words? OK.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

A 100-word drabble in 14 days? That's 7 words a day from today. I think I'll give it a shot, Patti.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Great!

David Cranmer said...

I'll pass, Patti. But it sounds like fun. I'm looking forward to seeing what folks come up with.

Paul D Brazill said...

Okay, I've put one up.

http://pdbrazill.blogspot.com/2012/06/drabble-challenge-bloody-polaroids-by.html

Loren Eaton said...

I'm game. I've been doing one of these a week since January. Great practice.

By the way, have you ever listened to The Drabblecast, Patti? It centers on such little stories.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I'll check it out, Loren. Trying to not write a poem, which is what one is prone to do with that word count.

Brian Lindenmuth said...

One from me: http://blindenmuth.wordpress.com/2012/06/03/drabble-challenge-fallen-lollipop-recession-blues-in-b-minor/

I can also add some Snubnose titles to the prizes.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Another great one, Brian. You guys can turn them out so quickly and well. Mine, so far, sound like poetry-albeit bad poetry.
I try to put a comment on there, Brian but I have finally reached a saturation point on how many passwords/sighins I can remember. I can't add comments on half the places I go now. An ebook would be great. And I wouldn't have to mail it!

Katherine Tomlinson said...

I'm up for it. One hundred words is just about my speed right now.

Jim Harrington said...

Love a challenge, Patti. Here's my effort.

http://jpharrington.blogspot.com/2012/06/heres-bonus-sunday-story.html

Jack Bates said...

I've been running something similar for a year, but the word count is 750. Still, a Patti Abbott challenge is premiere! I'm in.

Jack Bates said...

And here it is: http://flashjab.blogspot.com

pattinase (abbott) said...

I will gather all these up in two weeks. I am amazed at how fast you people work.

S Jayanth said...

http://blackandwhiteheart.wordpress.com/2012/06/04/tears-for-heroes-flashfiction/

there's mine...

Im very glad to learn a new word, "Drabble".. And the challenge it put up for the writers..

Actually, your post, this drabble challenge, encouraged me to start a weekly challenge called "Drabble Diet" at my website : http://blackandwhiteheart.wordpress.com/2012/06/04/drabble-diet-100-word-frenzy-1/

Would be very honored to have you there. :)

Stephen D. Rogers said...

Hey Patti,

http://stephendrogers.blogspot.com/2012/06/parade.html

I loves me a challenge.

Stephen

pattinase (abbott) said...

You guys are incredible. I have yet to choose a picture. Got the link, Stephen.

Rob Kitchin said...

Patti, glad the drabbles provided some inspiration! Well, it would be churlish if I didn't do one. I have to admit that those pictures do little for me, but I'm sure I'll manage!

pattinase (abbott) said...

Do whatever you like instead, Rob.

I needed something to get me going. Not so easy, I found.

seana said...

I put one up here.

I find the key to getting one done is to have something else you're supposed to be doing...

Paul D Brazill said...

Story of my life, Seana ...

Al Tucher said...

Got mine right here!

http://alberttucher.writersresidence.com/samples/i-love-a-parade

seana said...

Well, it's one way of getting things done, Paul.

I think I'm going to wait till the sixteenth and read all the links a the same time. Should be fun!

Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw said...

I've been doing 100 word bits over at Lily Childs' Feardom for last year and a half. I should be able to come up with something here... it might be a little dark though.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Great!

Kathleen A. Ryan said...

This sounds awesome, Patti. Once I'm done working on my Watery Grave Invitational piece, this will be next on my hit parade (no pun intended).

pattinase (abbott) said...

Great, Kathy. Hope you can fit it in.

K. A. Laity said...

I've done one! :-) Link here.

Copper Jennings said...

Here is mine:

http://copperjennings.wordpress.com/2012/06/16/drabble-challenge-the-bouquet/