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Daily Drabble: February 14th

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 14th was:

Winner: Dove

 

“What’s your sign?”

“I like the stop sign, personally.”

“I was talking horoscopes…”

“And I’m talking about my favorite sign.”

“But… That wasn’t my question…”

“I don’t care what your question was, my sign is the stop sign because most of humanity doesn’t remember how to USE it and they need to again.”

“I… well, you’ve got a point… Right, well, then I guess your sign is the stop sign…”

“I told you so!”

About Dove

Dovey is a teacher by trade who currently is working two jobs, a full time in retail and a part time in restaurants. She loves being there for people she cares for, and she’s the sort of person who would give the shirt off her back to someone in need. This is both a great thing and a horrible thing, because she often gets walked all over like a rug, but she’s trying to get better!

Honorable Mention: Rob

“What’s your sign?”
“I like the peace sign personally.”
“I was talking horoscopes…”
“And I’m talking about one of the most humble and most important signs in the history of humanity.”
“You seem right about that…”
“Don’t be such a Virgo, act like the Leo you are!”
“You’re wrong then!”
“Rawr, that’s what I want to hear.”
“Uuuuh…”

About Rob

Starting writer that wants to accumulate as much info as possible

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

Daily Drabble: February 13th

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 13th was:

Winner: Jes Bowers

“So my Walkman died yesterday.”

“When’s the funeral?”

“Um, we’re talking about a wake…”

“You don’t hold funerals for your possessions?”

“Excuse me, Ricardo Walkman was a cherished member of the family, and community. So the wake is for all those who shared cool jams, and we’re playing Beach Boys in memory. So there.”

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.

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

Daily Drabble: February 12th

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 12th was:

Winner: Rob

“Don’t say those things! You’re going to get us in trouble!”

“It’s not like I’m cursing. I’m just saying, y’know, wink wink.”

“But what if my dad finds out we’re doing this?”

“Then he will be in for a surprise, he might even want to join us, wink wink”

“Oh god please no, he never has to know this!”

“Dude, calm down. We are just trying to summon demons.”

“Exactly!”

“Lame….”

About Rob

Starting writer that wants to accumulate as much info as possible

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

Daily Drabble: February 11th

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 11th was:

Winner: Dove

“What’s with this mess? It’s like a tornado hit!”

“You won’t believe it mom, but that’s just what happened! I had a dream that there was a tornado and I woke up and it looked like this!”

“Cait…”

“But Mom, I cleaned my room last night before I went to sleep and I woke up and it looked like this!”

“Caitriona Eithne O’Hara, you tell the truth right now or there’s going to be trouble, young lady…”

“I AM telling the truth! I promise!”

“”You’re lying.”

“I swear! I’m telling you the truth! Just watch the Nanny Cam! You’ll SEE!”

About Dove

Dovey is a teacher by trade who currently is working two jobs, a full time in retail and a part time in restaurants. She loves being there for people she cares for, and she’s the sort of person who would give the shirt off her back to someone in need. This is both a great thing and a horrible thing, because she often gets walked all over like a rug, but she’s trying to get better!

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

Daily Drabble: February 10th

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 10th was:

Winner: Savitri Horrigan

“Hey, gimme that uniform.”
“Get your own uniform. This one’s mine!”
“It has my name on it, buddy. Made.”
“Made? I thought they’d messed up the manufacturer’s label. What kind of name is that?”
“It’s not ‘maid’, first of all. It’s pronounced ‘Mah-dei’. Second, it’s a common Balinese name for the second or sixth kid. I happen to be the latter.”
“Oh. So you should be used to sharing, right? I think I like yours better.”
“I think you’ll like it less when I call you into my office.”
“Oh yeah? Who do you think you are?”
“Your supervisor.”

About Savitri Horrigan

Savitri is a social worker who loves the interplay between arts and activism. After reading loads of mystery, fantasy, romance, and science fiction, she is finally trying her own hand at storytelling. In addition to staring at blank pages, her favorite pastimes include journaling, walking, learning something new, and spending time with her friends and family.

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

Daily Drabble: February 9th

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 9th was:

Winner: Maggie N.

“The week is just way too long…”

“But more than half of it is the weekend!”

“That’s the problem. There’s a week left before the weekend begins!”

About Maggie N.

Maggie is 20 y.o. Norwegian philosophy major, minoring in literature, classics, and biology. By day Maggie minds kindergarteners, volunteers at music and film festivals, and writes for a local immigrant-focused magazine, and by night Maggie writes queer fantasy, dances pole and aerial silks, sings choir, reads tarot cards, plays Dungeons & Dragons, and suffers from an excess of opinions

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

Daily Drabble: February 8th

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 8th was:

Winner: Jes Bowers

 “I thought I’d never see you again!”“I was just in the kitchen…”
“But you said you were leaving!”

“Yeah, to get a quick snack…”

“But I couldn’t see you anymore. Oh well. Hey, is that snack for me?”

Jamie’s beginning to regret casting that cat-into-human spell.

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.

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

Daily Drabble: February 7th

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 7th was:

Winner: Savitri Horrigan

“So there’s gonna be a big race tomorrow.”
“You mean the one where I beat you and you whine about it for the rest of the month?”
“No! The one where I beat you. And get first place.”
“Ha! Okay. Whatever you say, sis.”
“Oh yeah? You think you’re always gonna have that record? That was last year. Now you’re old and frail.”
“Oh please. I’m only two minutes older. I’m as young and spry as ever.”
“Bet you’re too slow to get your lunch back!”
“What…? Oh! For crying out loud…”

About Savitri Horrigan

Savitri is a social worker who loves the interplay between arts and activism. After reading loads of mystery, fantasy, romance, and science fiction, she is finally trying her own hand at storytelling. In addition to staring at blank pages, her favorite pastimes include journaling, walking, learning something new, and spending time with her friends and family.

Honorable Mention: Taylor Barton

“So there’s gonna be a big race tomorrow.”
“You mean the Tortoise Grand Prix?”
“No, the Snail Tour De Force.”
“That was last year… Don’t tell me you bet all of your allowance on some snail?”
“Nope. I’m gonna split it evenly among all the competitors. That way, no matter who wins, I win!”

About Taylor Barton

Taylor currently resides in Texas but lives in the world of imagination. When she’s not working retail she enjoys reading, writing, coloring, and watching her favorite shows.

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

Daily Drabble: February 6th

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 6th was:

Winner: Dove

“Sit here, I’ll be right back.” Eric said, nodding his head.
“But last time you said that, you never came back.” Desi said.
“Pretty sure you dreamt that.” was Eric’s reply.
“You’re kidding, right? Because you said that the last time and you didn’t come back for HOURS, in fact, I had to go SEARCH for YOU!” Desi went on, the look on her face, fearful and worried.
“Uhm, I think you’re overreacting Desi.” Eric said, trying to calm her, again.
“You know I’m not.” Desi added, biting down fearfully at her bottom lip.
“Desi, relax.” Eric said, reaching to hold her hand. “I promise you, I WILL be right back. I only need to use the bathroom…”

About Dove

Dovey is a teacher by trade who currently is working two jobs, a full time in retail and a part time in restaurants. She loves being there for people she cares for, and she’s the sort of person who would give the shirt off her back to someone in need. This is both a great thing and a horrible thing, because she often gets walked all over like a rug, but she’s trying to get better!

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

Daily Drabble: February 5th

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 5th was:

Winner: Jes Bowers

“I’m going to the store. Need anything?”

“Oh! I could totally go for my mortal enemy’s craven heart, right now. That’d make me feel much better.”

“You do realize we have that in the freezer, right?”

Curious, she went over to the freezer and checked.

She had only been making a joke about the heart thing.

Her friend had not.

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.

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

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