Saturday, October 15, 2011
A drabble is an extremely short work of fiction of exactly one hundred words in length, although the term is often erroneously used to indicate a short story of fewer than 1000 words. The purpose of the drabble is brevity, testing the author's ability to express interesting and meaningful ideas in an extremely confined space.
"Drabble" is also sometimes used colloquially to refer to any short piece of literature, usually fan fiction, where brevity is its outstanding feature. Some stories, called "drabbles" by their authors or readers, total as many as 1,000 words in length. However, such a story should be termed by the more accurate description of "flashfic", "shortfic," or "ficlet," in addition to the older "short-short story".
I am loving all the drabbles that have been popping up lately. These short daily updates, usually fluffy and humorous are wonderful in that you get a fun read and you always have an update to look forward to. You can't beat that.
I am currently following three drabbles, all by writers currently writing multi-chapter stories. How they find the time is beyond me, but I am thrilled that they do....
Hard Hats and High Heels by twinerdforlife
Summary: Bella is a college professor and Edward is a sexy construction worker assigned to a campus building reconstruction. One is a master with a drill and the other has a Ph.D in Psychology. Will these two do a little manual labor of their own?
Lost and Found by SoapyMayhem
Summary: Widowed mother Bella and her son get by day to day. Their lives are forever changed when a mysterious man rents the house next door. Bella wants him, but will his dangerous past tear what's left of her family apart? Violence/Language/Lemons/Angst/Drabble
Drowning, Not Waving by Bower-Of-Bliss
Summary: She's the swim instructor who teaches the Daddy and Baby Classes. Although he's a forbidden man, her attraction to the new daddy, Edward, is instantaneous. Can Bella drown her libido and maintain her professionalism? B x E x H2O equals slippery when wet.
Each one unique in their own way. Fun quick reads. Story lines that hold your attention. Daily and sometimes more than one update in a day.
What more can you ask for?