This is a lovely word and concept. It came into my consciousness after reading a post by author Connie J. Jasperson. A drabble is not a gardening implement. It is not a type of insect. It is a very short (100 words) story. It has a setting, a couple of characters, a conflict, and a resolution. Please visit her blog to find out more.
I’m going to get a little meta here – that is, a drabble about drabbling. I apologize. It won’t happen often. Here goes:
In front of his computer, not a laptop, but an ancient desktop, Walter sat in solitude. His dog slumbered at the foot of the bed, waiting for remonstrances from her human companion.
Walter didn’t know what to write about, and in 100 words no less! Beguiled by the enormity of the universe in which we live, and the limits too, which shape and guide us, Walter sought illumination in the stars above. They provided a compass. To write about writing is not the answer for Walter, but it is the first step of many thousands which he will be taking.
The truth is, this took less than an hour. I’ll need to sleep on it. If people would like to comment, please feel free to.
On a side note, this is my first post of 2018. I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday. Of course the Lunar New Year is not until February 15, so there is still celebrating ahead!
I’ll be ordering seeds for the garden towards the end of January. I’ll start sowing the seeds that need moist-cold stratification (Thermopsis villosa, Astragalus canadensis, among others) in a week or so.