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The Weekly Drabble Challenge 367 - Clandestine 
24th-Feb-2017 09:50 am
I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that you may respond to the drabble challenge at ANY point during the week, not only the day that it's posted. You can also use the awfully handy "track this" button if you want to keep an eye on it.

The rules, such as they are:
1) A drabble is, by definition, a 100-word story. As this is a drabble challenge and not a snippet-challenge, all responses should be 100 words exactly, no exceptions. You may also choose to respond to this challenge with a five-minute sketch.
2) I have been asked to keep this to a single posting a week to avoid cluttering people's flists. So, drabbles will be posted as individual comments under the posting. IF you would like to post your drabble on your own LJ and link to it that's all right too. Just put that link in a comment under the posting.
3) PLEASE try to remember to put the word DRABBLE in the subject line of your comment. That way anyone who might want to read them will be able to easily spot the drabbles in amongst any reader comments the drabbles might receive.

RATING: Rather than worrying about individual headings I'm just going to say that any drabbles posted for these challenges might be a Brown or even Red Cortina for content/language, so let the reader beware!

PLEASE try to remember to make each drabble a comment in response to the original post. That way, if the comments start to collapse, the drabbles themselves should remain visible. Thanks.


Clandestine
brace yourself
Comments 
24th-Feb-2017 11:17 pm (UTC) - Drabble: Everything About This Place
There are things Sam still hates about 1973.

The drabness, for one. The flat is always damp and the wallpaper curls no matter how he reapplies it. Gene says he's turning into a proper housewife, tidying at every opportunity. It's amazing that he has time for anything else.

Another aspect which Sam finds nearly unbearable: the secrecy. Clandestine fumblings in the car, in the flat with the lights off.

Thirty years from now, nobody will care. In those moments with Gene, Sam doesn't either. But afterwards, when they're dressed and back to work, 2006 has never seemed so far away.
24th-Feb-2017 11:20 pm (UTC) - Re: Drabble: Everything About This Place
Yesssssssss! This is perfect!
24th-Feb-2017 11:25 pm (UTC) - RE: Re: Drabble: Everything About This Place
Thank you. I suddenly realised that I hadn't attempted so much as a drabble in this fandom for months, which made me sad. Feels good to jump back in. :)
24th-Feb-2017 11:24 pm (UTC) - Re: Drabble: Everything About This Place
Yes yes yes I love this so much <3333 Thank you for writing, your drabbles are always a delight!
24th-Feb-2017 11:32 pm (UTC) - RE: Re: Drabble: Everything About This Place
Thank you. I'm trying to work my way round to writing for fun again. The boys seemed like as good a place to start as any.
25th-Feb-2017 04:15 pm (UTC) - Re: Drabble: Everything About This Place
I had a proper "AWWWWW" & heart-clutch moment there. You always do that to me. It makes me feel as sad for them both as I'm happy that they're together at all... if that makes sense.

And all that is to say that it's good to see your writing again - I missed it. ♥
25th-Feb-2017 06:08 pm (UTC) - RE: Re: Drabble: Everything About This Place
Thank you. I'm glad to be doing these challenges again. Trying to get the complexity of the relationship these two have down in the allotted word count is tricky. Both actors are great at injecting a lot of meaning into every glance or stubborn silence, making their conflict and their mutual fascination with one another feel totally natural.
25th-Feb-2017 06:35 pm (UTC) - Re: Re: Drabble: Everything About This Place
Both actors are great at injecting a lot of meaning into every glance or stubborn silence, making their conflict and their mutual fascination with one another feel totally natural. Yes to all of this. Yes. But I think you're doing a fantastic show depicting their relationship - one of the best in the fandom, in my humble opinion. :')
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