Sunday, May 2, 2010

Cafe Terrace at Night, Drabble # 1

This month, I am attempting a series of drabbles based on one of my favourite paintings-

Drabble # 1

I knew what was on his mind when he invited me the opera. He kept his hands to himself; he treated me like a lady. But his eyes told a very different story.

I was the one who suggested we walk home after dinner, I allowed him slip his arms around my waist.

Seamstress cannot afford to be too choosy. He is rich. He doesn’t mind indulging me. I will eventually give him what he wants. Perhaps even tonight.

But I would like to postpone the inevitable.

“My feet are killing me. Can’t we sit down here for a moment?”

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.


Anonymous said...

I like this Drabble.. especially that last line. Brought a smile to my face.


I am most impressed, I loved the whole concept,

Have a peacefulSunday.


slommler said...

I must say I have never heard of a Drabble. What an interesting exercise. Yours brought a huge smile to my face. Amazing!

Mason Canyon said...

Very interesting. Hope you continue this Drabble. Like to see where it goes (or doesn't go).

Thoughts in Progress

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's an interesting idea.

Jemi Fraser said...

Neat idea - I've never heard of Drabbles until now. I love your scene :)

Jenny said...

What a great idea. I set up my blog to do a Saturday Centus but haven't started it yet. Excellent!

Kierah Jane Reilly said...

I've never heard of a drabble either, but it's a great exercise! I loved your piece (and that's one of my favorite Van Goghs too!) You should do a Drabble Blogfest!

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Fiona - thank you!

@ Yvonne - ever since I first heard about drabbles, I was hooked.

@ SueAnn - thank you. And they are great fun to write.

@ Mason - I do intend continuing it. Uncle Vincent must be fuming to see what I did of his painting

@ Alex - a whole bunch of us drabble all the time.

@ Jemi - drabbles are great fun. Watch this space for more

@ Jenny - I do it on Sundays. It is great fun

@ Kierah - that is a great idea. Watch this space!


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