The drabble challenge is a weekly challenge hosted by Aheila on her blog: http://thewriteaholicblog.wordpress.com/ A reminder how it works: read the prompt and find your angle; write a drabble (100 word story, give or take 5 words); post a direct link to the drabble in your comments

         The cherrywood letter box rested in its usual place. Its surface was coated in a fine layer of dust. Untouched. After all this time. Relief coursed through her.

She fumbled with the tiny key. It refused to slide into the opening. Drat. It had to be the one. She cursed under her breath. Tried again.

Click. So soft, it was almost imperceptible.

Deft fingers sorted the contents. Papers. Old bills. News cuttings. One in particular.

Another click. She stiffened.

"I knew I could count on you to lead me to the missing piece."

A soft chuckle caressed the nape of her neck.


  1. The Golden Eagle on October 28, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    This was full of suspense–I hope nothing terrible happens to the character, since she was caught!

    • mish on October 29, 2011 at 11:29 am

      Something will happen to her, that’s for sure… whether it’s terrible or not, remains to be seen… there’s a bigger picture to consider, within the context of the story.

  2. Ryan on October 29, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Love the developing tension…and the surprise ending. I like the pic of the letterbox, too. Lends to the great atmosphere of the piece. 🙂 Nice one M!

    • mish on October 29, 2011 at 7:09 pm

      Thanks R… I really enjoyed your Mr. Timespinner, too! He’s quite a character…. 🙂

      • Ryan on November 2, 2011 at 7:03 pm

        LOL. Thanks M! My Drabble for Pumpkin will feature the Timespinner and Eve once again. At least that's my plan. Now…if only I can find a way to send a pumpkin thru time! 😉

        • mish on November 3, 2011 at 8:37 pm

          I will hop over to check out your pumpkin drabble as soon as I get a moment.

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