Drabble

So I was looking at my calendar of posts and realized I’ve been upping my days of activity. Then there’s today… a big blank spot. πŸ™‚ So I asked myself… what can I offer to fill the hole. Well, Tuesdays I’ve been doing free reads. However, I don’t see why I can’t offer a little one today also. A little background about this.

According to Wikipedia, a drabble is an extremely short work of fiction exactly one hundred words in length. So once in a while, Janet Reid will do these contests. For this particular one she gave contestants this challenge: In 100 words or less tell me a story. Include the following words: honeywagon, flaws, stake, pivotal, fairbank.

So I gave it a try. And here’s the drabble I came up with. Behold ~ Honeywagon.

Sarah Fairbank raced down the dirt path, tripping over the flaws in the terrain. Her stomach cramped, forcing her to double over. She barely managed to stay upright, but the evil cackle behind her urged her forward.

Her brow beaded with sweat even as a chilled coursed through her. She pressed on; there was too much at stake to do otherwise. The gurgle which came next told her she’d reach a pivotal moment. She glanced back at the smirking girl holding the box of laxatives. Sarah would have her revenge. But first she had to make it to the honeywagon.

Needless to say, I didn’t win. But it was fun anyway. πŸ™‚