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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She sketched goats/ on a rocky ridge
Beautiful, I said: your picture
She didn’t understand/ English/ I offered water
She accepted/ guardedly/ then offered me fruit. We smiled at each other
and/ somehow/ understood.
Her name: Therise/ means/ summer harvest
Therise offered her pad. I drew the landscape. Rocks, scrub. Very Greek.
We laughed at my failure.
I shared a chocolate bar with her.
When we parted, I hugged her /Overlong/ More than she wanted. She prised herself/ gently/ away.
One kiss, then she pressed a peach into my hand/ squeezing. Juice ran between my fingers. And she was gone/