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 .

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It was his final project , his swan song . He made the long walk , one last time , his long walk to freedom . A solitary figure , sad and wistful , he trudged down the long corridor to the spacious room situated just before the right wing of the sprawling estate . He reminisced about that first day , six months earlier . The then clean and vacant wall had glared at him , a blank slate , virgin canvas filled with unknowingness , tabula rasa …

A few final strokes of the brush and a final splash of colour completed the transformation , adding je na sais quoi to the masterpiece .


  1. Aheila on May 10, 2011 at 1:22 am

    I guess Michelangelo felt a bit like that. I like it!

    • mish on May 10, 2011 at 8:12 pm

      Thanks Aheila ! 🙂

  2. Ryan on May 11, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    I really like the mood of this piece, M! The solitary figure, sprawling estate, long walk during which he's giving careful thought to his final, finishing touches. Added to that is the suspense you nicely create which kept me guessing about the ending. Very nice!!

    • mish on May 12, 2011 at 8:20 am

      Hey R ~~ thanks for giving my drabble the thumbs up ! I’m glad that the mood conveyed was effective !

  3. Jingle on May 14, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    love your blog, refreshing post,
    thanks for linking to short story slam, you rock.

    • mish on May 14, 2011 at 4:23 pm

      Thanks Jingle !! 🙂

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