I am a fairly verbose writer who’s long been wedded to my nonfiction status and believed myself incapable of writing fiction. But on just my second try, my bite-sized piece of fiction has been accepted by The Drabble, a blog featuring fiction, nonfiction, and poetry of 100 words or fewer. That’s quite nice, so I’d like to tell you about it.
Dare I dabble in Drabble? the prolix writer asks. What’ve ya got to lose? his friend patiently responds.
It is terrifying and large— Resembling a giant ink spot, but much more ominous. Its effect on me seems surreal: I was comfortably at my desk, fingers moving along my computer keyboard as they always do... But not now.