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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Just like the device that keeps the wheel secure on its axle , spinning around as expected , so the linchpin keeps the cycle going , the predictable never-ending motion in place .
Miss Sparkle , the "party-animal" with the bubbly personality , epitomized the human linchpin .
I watched her at play .
With her unmistakeable aura , she strutted her stuff ; demanded , manipulated and threw her toys out of the cot at every opportunity .
But still , everybody gravitated towards her , like moths to a flame .
She was the ultimate piper and everyone danced to her tune .
Without a doubt , I needed her at my party .