drabble (plural drabbles)
A fictional story that is exactly 100 words long.
The purpose of a drabble is brevity, testing the author's ability to express interesting and meaningful ideas in an extremely confined space.
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His appetite dead, Benny sweated next to his food. Beside the interrupted meal lay a loaf of bread and a carving knife.
The man behind Benny spoke quietly:
"Violence isn't the answer, Benny."
Another man, sitting close, held a syringe.
"Local anaesthetic," he explained, jabbing it into Benny's wrist and squeezing. Benny squealed.
The man replaced the hypodermic and grasped the knife. He cut a slice of bread but didn't eat it. Then he carved his way slowly through Benny's anaesthetised thumb.
"No. Violence isn't the answer, Benny," the man behind him whispered. "The pain violence initiates: that's the answer."