Drabble (noun): a story of precisely 100 words, often involving a twist.
100 One Hundred Word Tales
Welcome to the wonderful world of drabbles!
A drabble is a piece of writing precisely 100 words long. A challenge to write, but fun to read, they often tell a tale with a twist or encapsulate an idea or emotion.
In this collection, perfect for dipping into in a spare moment, you'll experience the full gamut of emotions, amusing and shocking twists, several mini-series of drabbles, and a surprise or two along the way.
And, true to drabble rules, everything in the book is exactly one hundred words in length, from the stories themselves to the foreword and this blurb!
Beyond 100 Drabbles
Beyond 100 Drabbles features 120 new miniature works, written by two of today’s most formidable drabblers. Jonathan Hill and Kath Middleton showcase some of their finest drabbles here, resulting in a collection that demonstrates the indisputable power of this popular flash fiction form.
The authors cover a plethora of genres and even take the drabble one step further by interacting in a series of ‘challenge drabbles’.
The stories are ideal for reading back to back, or individually in spare moments. The question is, can you stop at just one?
The tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth
"Mummy, Daddy, Mummy, Daddy, look what I got!"
Tina and Andrew looked down at the shiny pound coin resting in Tommy's cupped palm and smiled. Tommy beamed back at them, proudly displaying the gap in his top row of teeth.
"Now I can buy something!" Tommy turned and ran back up stairs to get dressed.
"I'm so glad you remembered to do the whole tooth fairy thing," Tina said to her husband with a relieved sigh.
Andrew paused for a second then replied.
"Funny you should say that because that's exactly what I was just going to say to you."