• Chante McCoy

Drabbling: A Short Story in 100 Words

Updated: Feb 1, 2019

I’ve discovered a new outlet for those little niggling stories: Drabbles.

A drabble is a short, short story of 100 words or less. And to think I thought a flash story was a challenge with a thousand-word limitation. Conveying a vignette in so few words can be rough. Adjectives, adverbs, and prepositional phrases quickly meet their demise to narrow down to the nitty gritty.

My first introduction was via an invite to submit to 100 Word Stories ~ Weekly Challenges.

Laurence Simon hosts the podcast where writers submit their drabble along with a recording. To rally up as many submissions as possible, he committed to give $1 per submission to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

You can find a couple of my drabble recordings at 100 Word Stories Podcast. The site is free, no subscription required.


Originally published Sept. 27, 2012

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