I’d like to propose a new meme for the Planets, something a little more interesting than the third paragraph in your nearest bowl of Alphabet Soup. Something, in fact, a little creative.
I wonder if you’ve heard of a Drabble?
A drabble, simply put, is a story, normally science fiction or fantasy that is exactly one hundred (100) words in length. No more, no less.
Such things were often written in a contest, and so I’d like to propose such a contest.
To participate, all you have to do is write a story in 100 words and post it on your blog.
Here’s my attempt, entitled The Siege.
‘The city, sir! It’s under siege!’
The king put down his goblet and stared at the sergeant.
‘Who is it this time?
‘It can’t be the dwarfs, they can’t reach the ramparts.
‘The trolls just don’t have the stamina.
‘The elves get drunk and wander off singing.
‘The ents are easily dispatched with fire.
‘And as for the orcs, wait long enough and they kill each other.’
‘So who is it? Hmm?’
The sergeant looked sheepish, as the king awaited his answer.
‘It’s our own people, Sir!’
Ah, this was going to be a problem.