[livejournal.com profile] newworldnewlove hosted a 10 Word Drabble-fest this week. The challenge was to tell a story about a Martha (canon or Alt) and Handy using 10 word lines. I wrote four; the first is a multi-line tale, but for the others I tried to tell a story in only ten words. I'm calling them "dribbles." Varying levels of fail all around, but I thought it good to archive them here.



Story 1

She sees him as Earth bound now, a fellow wanderer.
For a moment she thinks she could be truly happy.

Then she thinks of Tom, and knows she already is.

Story 2

Earth returns and Rose spurns; Martha learns how Handy yearns.

Story 3

Doctor lies. UNIT tries. Cortex fries. Handy dies. Martha cries.

Story 4

He did not think that she was a viable option.



From: [identity profile] fourzoas.livejournal.com


None of them are quite what I wanted them to be, I suppose, although I'm pleased overall; I think I was hoping to find the perfect one-line zinger, and while the fourth one is pretty close, I haven't got there yet.

Although I am thinking about a story to come out of number 4, so that's definitely something to put in a win column.
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From: [identity profile] persiflage-1.livejournal.com


None of them are quite what I wanted them to be, I suppose, although I'm pleased overall; I think I was hoping to find the perfect one-line zinger, and while the fourth one is pretty close, I haven't got there yet.

Ah! I had no such expectations. Mine satisfied me by telling stories without turning into 300+ word fics! 'cos, you know, wordy Pers is wordy!

Although I am thinking about a story to come out of number 4, so that's definitely something to put in a win column.

Cool!

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I think the first and the fourth are definitely my favorites. I can just see fic weaving itself around the fourth one.

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I feel like the fourth has some potential for development, although I'm going to change the line a bit, as I had to do somethings that don't feel natural to make it hit the 10 word mark.
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