Drabble-y Goodness

What is a drabble, you ask?

A drabble is a short story of precisely one hundred words. No more. No less.

I write drabbles for fun. Usually as a writing warm-up exercise. Occasionally for profit, when for Pocket’s Strange New Worlds VI contest two years ago I submitted many drabbles for consideration. (Come to think of it, I only submitted drabbles for consideration.) My thinking was Pocket would have the drabble for free–I’d spend more having the 10 dollar check framed. Good editorial sense prevailed, though, and I found myself left with several drabbles without homes.

Having nothing else to do with this slew of drabbles, I’ve started uploading them to the website.

“Leaving the Nest” is a Robin Lefler drabble.

“Perils of the Heart” is a Quark and Ro drabble. It was my take on a scene I assumed at the time would have been in Unity, the Deep Space Nine 10th-anniversary hardcover novel. Hey, it could have happened that way. 🙂

And of more recent vintage (in other words, a few weeks ago), a Doctor Who drabble, “Bleacher Creatures.” The sixth Doctor and Peri pay a visit to Yankee Stadium.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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