Monday, August 6, 2012

A year of drabbles



Saturday marked the first anniversary of my weekly drabble.  Below is a list of all 52.  I generally pen them on a Saturday morning, with each one written and published in half an hour or so.  It can take a little bit longer if I'm struggling to hit exactly 100 words or if it's taking a while to craft into a story.  I find them a great writing exercise and fun to do.  Hopefully they're an enjoyable, quick read.  Difficult to pick favourites, but I have soft spots for Blood pumping quick, The song of the sea and Can you smell smoke?

A little encouragement
A long, lonely night in the desert
And half of nothing is?
Blood pumping quick
Brief encounter
Bulldog Salts
Can you smell smoke? 
Cancelling Christmas
Can't live without shoes
Closing down sale
Cornered
Desperately seeking ...
Empty promises
Fast car
Final notice
First at the scene 
For a few pennies more
He's gone
I know you're not the answer
I'm meant to be grateful? 
In harm's way
iphone, your phone
It is what it is
Karma coma
Leaving home
Losing Trigger
Lost
Many a true word said in jest
Nine tenths of the law
Nothing under the mattress 
Peppered tail
Prowler
Real life calling 
Self-defence  
She has to go
She wrecks my head
Shhh ... Sugar 
Silence and lies
Swimming with loan sharks
The clearing
The cook is in meltdown 
The dance floor swallows him whole
The drink talking
The end of a dream
This isn't a game
The long walk
The song of the sea 
Whiskey and tears
Will be caught, won't be caught 
You can ring my parents
You can practically taste the pong 
You'd better sit down

1 comment:

Margot Kinberg said...

Rob - Oh, I'm so glad you shared these links! I'm a big fan of your drabbles and you've just made it easier to enjoy them again. Thanks.