Drabble Challenge

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Drabbles - what length should we set them at?

The traditional length is 100 words - let's go for that!
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Let's make it a bit longer - let's say a maximum of 500 words.
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I'm feeling properly creative - let's set the Bolthole drabble limit at 1,000 words.
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Drabble Challenge

Postby Pyroriffic » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:27 pm

Hi folks!

I'm thinking of setting up the old Bolthole drabble challenge up again. For those of you unfamiliar with drabbles, it's a piece of flash fiction, usually centred around a prompt and can be a great way to clear writing blockages.

First up, though... what length shall we hit up? See options, and give me your thoughts.
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Re: Drabble Challenge

Postby schaferwhat‽ » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:30 pm

I like the idea of drabbles of 100-200 words and leaving the 1000 word flashes to RiaR if that gets going again.
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Re: Drabble Challenge

Postby Erunanion » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:23 am

I would say up to 500, as that gives people space to explore an idea while staying firmly in the realm of flash fiction.
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Re: Drabble Challenge

Postby MalkyDel » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:14 pm

500 is a nice mid-ground, I think
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Re: Drabble Challenge

Postby theCrowe » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:54 pm

So we've got the word count, what's the challenge? Or is this a standing thing that is listed somewhere else?
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Re: Drabble Challenge

Postby Pyroriffic » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:49 pm

I will do a little forum jiggery-pokery and set up something for drabbles and chuck up a weekly challenge, probably tomorrow.

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Re: Drabble Challenge

Postby Pyroriffic » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:51 pm

Apparently the server hates me and won't let me set up any new fora, so I will just start a new topic until such time as the server STOPS hating me.
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Re: Drabble Challenge

Postby Pyroriffic » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:46 pm

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Re: Drabble Challenge

Postby theCrowe » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:24 pm

Great stuff. Got mine written and all. Just going to sit on it for a week and see if fresh eyes can point out any obvious flaws. Then I'll get'er posted.
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