Thursday, 12 January 2017

Drubble #2: A story in 25 words

He barked, stuck his tongue out, wagged his tail, spun round, and pawed the door.

"ALRIGHT!" my dog said to me. "You wanna go down?"

8 comments:

  1. Not sure I want to face off with that dog. :)

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    1. Charles, I often wonder what dogs must be thinking when their masters take them out on a leash. Maybe, they would like a role reversal.

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  2. Oh, I like this very much, Prashant!! Very well done, and a great glimpse of a dog's way of thinking.

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    1. Thank you, Margot. It was originally a short story idea but I never got around to writing it.

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  3. Prashant – Nice work. Thinking about it set me off to Google and I found a couple of things that might amuse you. WIRED ran an article in which writers contributed six-word stories. It is here:
    https://www.wired.com/2006/11/very-short-stories
    Then I came across I short-short story I did not know, but one I am sure you have read, ANSWER by Fredric Brown. And it is here:
    http://www.roma1.infn.it/~anzel/answer.html

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    1. Thank you, Elgin, and for the links too. I shall take a look. Six word stories? Wow! That's cutting it really close. I have not read ANSWER but now I will. How short can a short story go?

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  4. Very nice drubble, Prashant. I had heard of a dribble and a drabble, but not a drubble. How big is this dog?

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    1. Thank you, Tracy. I invented the term DRUBBLE after 50-word DRIBBLE and 100-word DRABBLE. Well, my dog is a cross between a stray and a Doberman, and she's not very big, about medium. I had her in mind when I wrote this little bit!

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