Aheila’s Drabble Day Challenge – Seek

I haven’t done this in a bit (sorry Aheila!). But as I’m back in my routine, I’m quite happy to indulge in another drabble day challenge.

Remember how it works?

Read the prompt and find your angle.
Write a drabble (100 words story, give or take five words).
Post a direct link to your drabble in the comments (or, if you don’t have a blog, just go ahead and post your drabble in the comments of Aheila’s original post or here).
In the post on your blog, make sure to link back to this post.
Today’s prompt is: Seek!
And the extra challenge for points no one keeps track of: the twist is the ‘find’!

Seek

Imperfection. Mortality.
It is a flaw of the human race, one which makes us cringe and flinch away from ourselves. The catch is that, it’s not the imperfection that we flinch from, but ourselves. We always seeking for new ways to perfect ourselves. New ways to bring ourselves above that which we have to be content with.
And we are never content. Our lives are short, our mortality adding to our imperfection.
But I have found the cure, the treatment, the fountain of youth.
Words. Our words make us immortal and so – perfect, for generations to come.

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Go into a Frenzy. A Script Frenzy…

It’s that time of the year again.

National Novel Writing Month’s sister project Script Frenzy is just 24 days away. During this project approximately 20,000 writers all over the world will attempt to write a 100 page script in 30 days.

Impossible?

Definitively not!

I did Script Frenzy last year and not only did I find it great fun, but I also found it a little bit more relaxed than NaNoWriMo. If you convert the 100 pages down to words, you only have to write about 24,000 words – if you write lengthy descriptions like me. Due to a script’s format – you waste quite a lot of space between paragraphs which cuts your word count significantly. Espesually if you have a character that nods a lot.

READER

I don’t understand.

ALYSS
(nods)

READER

What did you say?

ALYSS
(nods again)
You see what I mean?

It’s the one time of the year where you can relax and get out of your box a little. This specifically is very applicable to me because I’m a habit writer. I write the same way – always. Writing in script format challenges me a little bit. Hell, it challenged me a lot in the beginning.

So, if you’ve never heard of Script Frenzy – I’d recommend that you make a detour to this page. It will definitively spice up your April…

Aheila’s Drabble Day Challenge – Classifieds.

😉 Good way to get back into blogging after a couple of days’ break is to do my mate Aheila’s Drabble Day. J This has become slightly addictive I have to add. If you want to participate in it, I would suggest that you go over to The Writeaholic’s Blog. It’s released every Saturday (at the moment). You can also check out Aheila’s online fiction – the stories are very enjoyable. I’d classify them as urban sci fi. 😉

My drabble on the word classified.

Classifieds.

There were no clothes anywhere. None.

I stood there in my nakedness, staring at the hotel room, hearing the words of my ex in my head:

I will give anybody who photographs her naked ten thousand dollars!

I felt cheap somehow. I was worth far more than that…

Hmm…

I knew that the photographers were coming. A first glance revealed nothing which I could use to cover myself but then, I saw the paper. I lounged for it just as the door opened. He was with them, but he was going to be surprised. I undid the sheets and wrapped the paper around me. When I stood up, cameras flashed but I was ready for them, the word Classifieds protecting my… Classifieds.

Aheila’s Drabble Day – Hair

Don’t ask me how I came by this, I don’t know myself…
To remind you, a drabble challenge is the following:

Here is how the drabble challenge works!

Read the prompt and find your angle.
Write a drabble (100 words story, give or take five words).
Post a direct link to your drabble in the comments (or, if you don’t have a blog, just go ahead and post your drabble in the comments).

You can find the challenge here: http://thewriteaholicblog.wordpress.com/2010/12/21/drabble-day-hair/

Hair.

“WHERE IS THE CLONE?”
I turned around at my desk and stare at my work college, the one who I had been staring at for the past couple of years. He never changed, which helped me to predict his actions.
“Which one would that be?” I queried, folding my hands together.
“THE CLONE THAT CAME FROM MY HAIR!” He snapped. “THE ONE YOU WERE USING! HE IS NOT IN HIS ROOM!”
I raised an eyebrow and smiled. “Do you remember when I threatened to put you through the blender?” I queried. “Well, I wanted to see what it would feel like.”