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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Fountain of Youth Drabble Contest Coming in March!

I'm going to sneak in and give you a heads up on the next UB Blogfest/Contest, and to remind you that we now have a Facebook page where announcements and events are easily accessed.

What is a drabble you ask?

A drabble is a complete story in only 100 words. For our contest I'm going to give you some specific words that you MUST use in that story. Here are the rules:
  • Advertise the contest if you like on your blog, twitter, facebook, wherever.
  • Grab the button from the sidebar if you like.
  • Email your drabble to unicornbellsubmissions @ gmail (dot) com with the subject line: Drabble Contest before March 10th.
  • Your story must contain the words: fountain of youth, boots, triangle, nest, plethora 
I will post the entries on Monday, March 10th for comments and voting. The first and second place winners will get to pick between a query critique or first chapter critique!

Still not sure what a drabble might look and sound like? Here's one I did for Rachel Harrie's Campaign a few years back. (I don't remember what all the words were, but goldfish was one)


Perspective 

The goldfish bowl teetered on the edge of God’s knee. 
A shiny blue and white marble floated inside the blackness within the bowl. Billions lived their lives on the spinning orb unaware of those who watched. 
They toiled, strained and reached for more. There must be more. 
As their numbers strained the planet’s resources they ventured outward—out into the black void. 
And His kitty’s tail twitched. 
“Trust me, little humans. It’s much safer in there than out here.” He gently pushed the tiny space ship off the lip of the bowl and watched it fall back to earth.

4 comments:

Liz A. said...

I did not know it was called a drabble.

Matthew Keith Reviews said...

"Drabble" is a new one on me, too. But it sounds like fun!

Charity Bradford said...

Isn't it fun what we learn on the internet? I didn't know it was a drabble until Rachel's contest.

Kristina Serrano said...

Just submitted! I love fun writing exercises like these! :)