Recently, I’ve been experimenting with “drabbles” — 100-word short stories. They’re a great writing exercise because they force you to cut out any B.S. and choose words with punch.
Even better – you can use them. They fit brilliantly in author newsletters, on Facebook or Tumblrs, and even on blogs.
Ready to try one? Here’s the challenge:
Write a spooky drabble with a paranormal element that’s exactly 100 words. No more. No less.
Bonus points for a twist or surprise at the end, and be sure to use spooky words (if your thesaurus is failing you, check out this spooky word list from Writers in the Storm). Finally, be sure to evoke an emotion, because without emotion, story doesn’t exist.
And feel free to post your creations in the comments below!