Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My Very First Drabble

A drabble is a short work of fiction with exactly 100 words (not including the title). I decided to write one as sort of a challenge. They're fun little things, kind of like a literary puzzle: there are 100 pieces, and with them you have to create a beginning, middle, and end that flow and make sense. Anyway, enough with my analogies, I'll just let you read the drabble!

A Grasshopper on a Summer's Day

The sun’s rays pierced threw the green foliage of the weeping willow I was sitting under, reflecting off my laminated bookmark as I placed it inside my novel. I exited my leafy shelter and saw a cricket flowing downstream in the creek beside the tree. I bent down to scoop him up, my red hair touching the water. I held him in my cupped palms, gently blowing his wings dry. His body was the color of the grass all around me; his gossamer wings, almost translucent, but had tinges of iridescence. Chirping a few bars of thanks, he flew off.


  1. I love your use of imagery in this!

  2. Thanks! I love imagery, it is one of my favorite parts of writing, creating a place with words-awesome! (I know I probably sound like a total geek... that's probably because I am when it comes to writing, among other things.) ;-)


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