So this month’s topic is drabbles, not what they are, but examples of drabbles. For those who don’t know (and haven’t been reading my blog this past week or so), a drabble is story of exactly 100 words. Now our esteemed hostess Bettedra has given us the luxury of writing within the range of 95 to 105 words. While I’m usually a stickler for writing exactly 100, I used the extra allowance to tack on a moral to my story.
Like my previous drabbles, I’ve been using this site as my prompt generator. My prompt (#50) was:
“Write a story about a town that ran out of sugar supply”
I wish I could say it’s deep and political, but alas I cannot. Short and silly with a dark edge is more like it.
When the people of Candyland discovered they’d run out of sugar, everyone panicked.
“How will we make candy?”
A gloomy future loomed until an Elder suggested, “Let’s ask Cookieland to loan us some. We’ll gladly repay with interest.”
But Cookieland said, “No, we need all our sugar to make cookies.”
Cakeland, Cobblerland and Brownieland said the same.
“We’re doomed!” Candyland’s citizens whined until a small child stepped forward and said, “Why don’t we ask Dentistland?”
So they successfully pitched their proposal to the very wise but unethical dentists and thus the Evil Axis of Sweetness was born.
Moral: Keep your friends close, your enemies closer.
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