Welcome to another blog chain. We’re sparse this month because so many of us are doing National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo, NaNo when you’re too tired to say the whole damn thing.
I was preceded in the chain by CScottMorris and Aheila will follow me. The complete list of participants follows my post.
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.
Bettedra http://bettedra.wordpress.com/blog and direct link to her post.
FreshHell http://freshhell.wordpress.com and direct link to her post
CScottMorris http://www.cscottmorrisbooks.com and direct link to his post
AuburnAssassin –>> YOU ARE HERE
Aheila http://thewriteaholicblog.wordpress.com/ and direct link to her post
Bibbo http://www.evertimerealms.com and direct link to his post
hilaryjacques http://hillaryjacques.blogspot.com and direct link to her post
Orion_mk3 http://nonexistentbooks.wordpress.com/ and direct link to his post
Proach http://desstories.blogspot.com and direct link to her post
jonbon.benjamin http://jonbonbenjamin.blogspot.com/ and direct link to his post
I’m staring at that image and desperately trying to push my brain into accepting it for what it is, but there’s something truly unsettling and horrifying about it. It’s the kind of image I would threaten to make my niece look at if she was misbehaving on an epic scale. Really… You subject me to something like that and don’t even comment on it’s weirdness…
Heh-heh. I thought it looked so disarmingly naive in contrast to the story. Sort of like the kid who innocently suggested the alliance.thinking, “oh the dentists probably just want to get rid of their sugar so we’ll take it” while the dentists have an equally mercenary motive. See, totally insidious as is the game of Candyland.
OMG! You are too funny. I was waiting to see the 3 trillian dollars in debt manufactured when they created sugar from grass or something. LOL haaaaaaaaahahahaha! 🙂
Funny, I did consider ideas similar to those as possible plot lines. You’ll cringe when I confess I even considered having them use sweet little girls but decided that might be a bit too dark. LOL
Ah, you’re so much better at this than I am. I bow to your powers. I’m thinking this might be the creation myth of Halloween?
Oh pshaw but thanks. Could very well be the genesis of Halloween. The Evil Axis of Sweetness would also claim Easter, Christmas and Valentines day.
Fresh, funny, fantastic! Violates any number of copyrights, but I think you’re covered under fair use or parody.
Glad you liked it. Thanks.
*laughs* Me likey! And I always knew dentists were evil…
Definitely evil, the lot of ’em. LOL Thanks, A!
What an imaginative tale! Short and sweet, well done! Definitely fun to read.
You set the bar mega high for all of us, Bettedra. Thanks for hosting and for your kind comment.
First of all, I love Cobblerland.
Secondly, now I know where my dentist is from.
This is so cute!
Thanks, Hillary! Pieland just didn’t sound as funny as Cobblerland, ya know?
Pingback: AW Blog Chain – Drabble Edition « The Writeaholic's Blog
Of course it’s deep and political. Anything involving candy is serious business. 😉 We can’t let the evil dentists win every time, lol. Your story made me laugh 😆 in a good way, of course!
Thanks Ryan! Candy is indeed serious business and my dentist thanks me all the while wagging his morally superior finger.
Pingback: From “Deep Daybreak” by John Sullivan « Excerpts From Nonexistent Books
Yikes! or when the Stevia and Nutrisweet hordes begin to encroach….dun, dun, dun….
Thanks for the read and compliment!
Just the perfect combo here, Claire Gillian. Humorous, sarcastic and farcical. Makes me wonder what Homer Simpson would do if he found himself in this situation.
Pingback: QuickFic: Inter Office Memos (UPDATED!) « Evertime Realms
And where does Dentistland get its sugar? Why, by breaking down pulled teeth, of course!
Pingback: November Blog chain – Drabble | Re Gypsy's Blog