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The Weekly Drabble Challenge 369 - Seven Random Words 
24th-Mar-2017 10:58 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.


Hope
Basic
Release
Yellow
Help
Punch
Elephant
brace yourself
Comments 
25th-Mar-2017 04:14 pm (UTC) - Drabble: Nemesis
Harry Woolf was almost gone when Gene saw him next. The whites of his eyes had yellowed and a nurse had to help him sit up.

"Better make this quick, Gene. These drugs'd fell an elephant."

They sat through the night. Woolf talked a little, and slept when talking got too much. Though nothing he said made any difference, Gene listened anyway. It is a terrible thing, to die without hope, and in his experience only a very few bastards deserved it. 

That Monday, Phyllis looked him over. "Busy weekend, Guv?"

"Could say that."

He paid for the funeral himself.
25th-Mar-2017 04:20 pm (UTC) - RE: Drabble: Nemesis
Oh damn, that was painful but beautiful and brilliant. Thank you <3
25th-Mar-2017 04:33 pm (UTC) - RE: Drabble: Nemesis
Thank you. Gene's unbending loyalty is one of his most impressive characteristics, to me. It opens him up to betrayal, but it also makes him the bigger man a lot of the time - especially compared to Sam, who can barely trust himself some days.
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