What Exactly Is Drabble?

Nice article.

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Poem? Story? Brain vomit? A snapshot? A representation of a thought, idea, feeling or emotion? An entry point for thought or feeling? Drabble can be all those things. Drabble is a form, not a formula. Just as a haiku or sonnet has rules, so too does drabble:

Words. 100 or fewer. Drabble is a form that requires concision.

Is it even possible to write a good story in fewer than 100 words?

Yes, but it’s not easy.

Most modern narrative art adheres in some way to Shakespeare’s three-act structure (i.e., conflict, rising action/crisis, resolution;); whilst presenting a clear theme.

Must all these elements be present to tell a good story?

In his Brevity essay, “Writing with Gaps,” Grant Faulkner says, “I think the best 100-word stories move with the escalation any story has. They have a beginning, middle, and end—a telling pivot, an emotional velocity.”

The old writing workshop trope…

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Twitter Short Story Winners for March 2016

WILDsound has announced their 10 Twitter Short Story Winners for March 2016. The 2nd winners of 2016. Now their 140 character stories will be made into a video.

Source: Twitter Short Story Winners for March 2016