Monday, August 11, 2008


I was introduced to Drabbles about a year back. This is the first one I ever wrote.

A raindrop hits the bare hand. Half a dozen shopping bags, one cranky toddler, but quite naturally, no umbrella.

You grab your kid’s hand, and start walking faster – maybe, just maybe, you can reach home before the drizzle becomes a downpour. You break into a run, the kid being nearly dragged along.

A plaintive cry, “Mamma, I can’t go so fast.”

You slow down - when you are drenched, can you get any wetter?

“Mamma, can we play in the rain?”

Puddles are made for stepping around; they are also made for splashing through.

The happiest memories are often free.

Drabble (n) - an extremely short work exactly one hundred words in length. The purpose of the drabble is brevity and to test the author's ability to express interesting and meaningful ideas in an extremely confined space.
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