Daily Drabble: February 1st

As part of our Year of Writing, participants have the opportunity to enter a Daily Drabble contest throughout the month of February. This contest consists of writing a short drabble–100 words or less–based on our fill-in-the-blank prompt, which is posted daily on our Twitter.

The prompt for February 1st was:


Winner: Jess Bowers

“Say, did you hear about the rising number of new vampires? It sucks, right?”

“What’s so bad about new blood?”

“I should’ve known you’d say something like that… You never do bite at my puns.”

“Sorry, but you don’t have to B- about it.”

“Fangs for trying to console me, at least.”

“The least I could do, I knew if I left you upset you’d drive me batty.”

About Jes Bowers

According to reports, Jes is a cryptid that lives in the Austin area of Texas, and migrates to the coast in certain seasons. This cryptid is easy to approach, and in fact seems to love human contact, fond of talking people’s ears off about their cats. If you’re unable to make the trip to sight them in the wild, they’re also on the internet.

Honorable Mention: Alicia Bede

CONTENT WARNING: SUICIDE

“Say, did you hear about Lara? It sucks, right?”

“What’s so bad about boarding school?”

“I should’ve known you’d say something like that. You just don’t understand. It’s a Catholic boarding school.”

“So?”

“She’s pagan! Bisexual! Her parents want to convert her! It’s going to be hell for her, hiding her beliefs, pretending to be someone else. She just told the world who she is. She’ll have to hide it again.”

“It’s just two years.”

“Two years is a long time.”

“Lara’s strong.”

“Did you two hear about Lara yet?”

“Switching schools?”

“No.” The silence stretched on. “She’s dead. Suicide.”

About Alicia Bede

Alicia is a teacher who found that she loves to write almost as much as she loves to read. Consequently she spends hours lost in fantastical worlds and imagining whimsical creatures and characters. She loves to quilt and to spend time with her dog and fiancé exploring the world at large.

Check back in tomorrow for the winners of today’s Daily Drabble contest!