Over the summer I had two goals as they related to my writing – First was to make it a point to write 200 words a day and save same for possible editing at a later date to incorporate into yet another book I would like to write.
Another goal I had was to begin dabbling in “drabbles.”
A drabble is a short work of fiction of around one hundred words in length. The purpose of the drabble is brevity, testing the author’s ability to express interesting and meaningful ideas in a confined space.
With that thought in mind, I thought I would share one of my drabbles here on this site which will do two things:
Enable me to meet my goal of posting once a week here on my Word Press account while at the same time introducing you all to Drabbles.
Here is one drabble I wrote while on vacation over the summer:
“It is 4:30 am in the morning. Shortly I will be done with my paper route and off on a fishing trip. I climb the steps to the entrance of the apartment building. I enter the building to drop three papers for the customers that live there. He is just standing there at attention – a soldier in full uniform – he doesn’t say a word – it’s almost as though he is dead. I drop the papers and run the rest of my route. Upon arriving home, I waken my mother and ask her a question – “Mom, have my hair turned white?”
Hope you enjoyed this little piece of nonsense! Until next time!