Can you tell a story in 100 words?
An indie author friend of mine, PT Muscutt, recently turned me onto the flash fiction website www.drablr.com, which tests a writer’s ability to express interesting and meaningful ideas in a confined space: every drabble story must be told inside of 100 words. You need a beginning, a middle and an end; a setting, characters, conflict and resolution.
The concept is easy to learn, but devilish to master. I’ve found it can be great for flashes of inspiration, forcing you to cram a narrative into such a constricted format. I’m constantly impressed by what the contributors to the site can achieve.
Pete has used the site for quite some time and has generated enough drabbles to compile into an eBook, Chrristmass Stokkkings For Terribble Childrenn. He has now suggested a joint effort of 100 drabbles set in the fictional seaside town of Skaggerston (working title). Continue reading