The Light :: A Drabble

Happy Friday! I’m back with a drabble.  What’s a drabble? A drabble is a short work of fiction, exactly 100 words in length.

Join me. Create your own 100-word piece of fiction. The more dabbling with drabbles the merrier. Tag your post with ‘Friday Drabble’ and use the hash-tag #fridaydrabble on Twitter.

As will be the case whenever there is a “Wednesday’s What is It?”, I want to mention the mystery photo before you get to the drabble. It pleases me to say, the inspiration for the guessing game was the winner of the mystery this week. That’s right, Leonore was the first to guess correctly.

So, what’s the answer? I’ve hidden it in the drabble. Enjoy!


The light was gone.
The space was tight, filled with words, punctuations, and numbers. The two had a hard time getting around in the dark, especially when the words were well received.
“She just started.” He said. “We’ve yet to grab her.”
“I wonder how this will end.” She asked, while fumbling with the desk items.
“The butler did it.” He winked.
“She’s coming back!”
They scrambled.
“The stapler!”
She realized she had it in her hand and hurried to the desk.
“No! The back of it was facing us.”
She turned it around and raced back.
There was light.


19 thoughts on “The Light :: A Drabble

  1. Fabulous drabble!! You are so gifted, Lenore! And I couldn’t figure out the picture this week!!! Good one! And great way to reveal it!!! Happy Friday!

    1. Thank you, Beth Ann. You put a huge smile on my face. I greatly appreciate your kind words. This drabble was fun to write, though hard to limit it to just 100 words.

    1. I liked the drabble, too. It was hard to limit it to just 100 words. I hope to write a similar story using more than 100 words. Glad you liked it. And, I am glad I stumped you on the photo. That’s the point! 😀

  2. Well done, Lenore! Well done, indeed! I totally concur with Beth Ann’s comments. And i will once again say, the photo is remarkably clear, sharp, and so up-close. Great picture.

    1. You were the second person to correctly guess the back of a stapler, Jackie. In your comment, you wrote you were staring at the back of a stapler when you read my post. How convenient! 🙂

    1. How can one see a stapler and not think about “Office Space”?
      And Robert, I think you could create a very cool masterpiece with staples. Go ahead. I’ll wait. 🙂

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