The drabble challenge is a weekly challenge , hosted by Aheila on her blog : 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 . I have fallen behind , but this piece will bring me up to date with my drabble writing .
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"Story writing is like a vehicle !" boomed Mr. Johnson to his aberrant ninth-graders . "What is the main function of a vehicle ?" This elicited mixed responses .
"To impress the chicks !" The girls sniggered .
"For drag racing !" Some boys cheered .
"As long as it moves , I don't really care !"
"Exactly ! It's about movement and transportation ." Eyes rolled upwards . "Likewise , your story should transport the reader elsewhere . The engine represents the plot , the powerhouse . Your wheels represent ———-"
"The characters ?" a hesitant voice chipped in .
Suddenly the day seemed brighter .
"Remember that the reader is along for the ride of a lifetime . Make it worth his while !"