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 full moon cast a glare over the grave site , illuminating the stone angels perched atop the granite headstones . The group of ethereal , free-spirited creatures frolicked amongst the tombstones . Like other-worldly wisps , they fluttered their hands to reveal pale , translucent skin . It shone from beneath layers of shimmering fabric which swished and flowed , cascading over as they moved , light-footed and fragile . They were restless and yet calming , their sylph-like lightness seeming to defy the laws of gravity .

Then he heard it . A new sound . Addictive , chanting voices provided a velvet balm , pouring itself over his body and soul ; a warm , molten liquid sensation .


  1. Raghunathan on June 21, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    I liked the description – quite vivid. Brings it before the eyes! 

    • mish on June 21, 2011 at 6:53 pm

      Thanks for the feedback !

  2. tara tyler on June 21, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    a cute scene in a graveyard, great slant!
    good job, mish!

    • mish on June 21, 2011 at 8:53 pm

      Thanks TTT ~ I tried for a different angle … instead of the usual graveyard setting …

  3. Victoria on June 21, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Your prose is charged with a poetic quality…descriptions are "delicious" and your use of active verbs makes your writing come alive. And thanks for your thoughtful comments on my blog.

    • mish on June 21, 2011 at 8:59 pm

      Poetic quality ?! Thanks for the compliment ! I would never have thought of it in that way .

  4. Aheila on June 21, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    I really like the contrast between the beauty of what you describe and the inherent "ugliness" of the concept of graveyard. Very powerful!

    • mish on June 22, 2011 at 2:43 pm

      Thanks A ~ placing a scene of beauty within an inherently “ugly” setting was a bit of a risk ~ glad the contrast seemed to work !

  5. Dana on June 22, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    I love the idea of describing a graveyard. The contrast you were going for–between "ugly" and "beautiful"–works really well!

    • mish on June 22, 2011 at 8:44 pm

      Thanks Dana ~ glad you like the description !

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