My Drabbles for Follycon 2018

Preston, England
April 5, 2018 5:52pm CST
This year’s Eastercon science fiction convention, Follycon, in Harrogate ran a daily newsletter contest for writing SF drabbles. A Drabble I a story exactly 100 words long. Though neither of my entries made it into the newsletter, with excellent fierce competition, these are the stories I sent in. Enjoy. Floating Around So the sum reason for your invention of anti-gravity beams was to open a disco playing Lionel Richie’s Dancing On The Ceiling several times a night. Congratulations on breaking the freefall parachuting record with your descent taking nine months. I understand you nearly hit a flock of penguins at 20,000 feet. You have also killed the undertaking profession as no one is buried any more in a World where the dead can drift off and make their way directly to the heavens. I hope to visit you as soon as I can get the car down from the garage ceiling. ********* Memo From The Chairman Of The Ouija Board Karma Bank Psi-Clerk auditors have inspected our sensory deprivation flotation forecasts for next year with the I Ching, horoscopes, tarot cards and the entrails of a young virgin goat. The omens do not look promising. Prophets are down despite the predictions drawn from the Tibetan Book Of The Deal. Our Share-voyants say we can no longer leave the company’s fate to chants alone. We have too many shelf fillers born under the incompatible sign of Aquarius. They simply have to go. The crystal pendulum never lies, nor do the canteen tea-leaves. Remember to wear high viz robes at all times. Youtube – Lionel Richie – Dancing On The Ceiling Arthur Chappell
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@JudyEv (141827)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Apr
What a magic video. Sorry you didn't win. I'd forgotten all about drabbles. I knew what they were once but I haven't written one for ages. They're a good challenge.
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• Preston, England
9 Apr
@JudyEv the winning entries were very good
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• Midland, Michigan
10 Apr
While I've never heard that term specifically, I've done challenges similar to that before when I hung our on a creative writing site,
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• Preston, England
10 Apr
general flash fiction is stories up to 2,000 words while a drabble is more specific - exactly 100 words
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• Midland, Michigan
11 Apr
@arthurchappell Maybe I'll hunt down some of my challenges done previously. I think I did one that was only fifteen words, but I'm not sure. I used to have everything stored on their site, but paid a small stipend for that option. Now that I'm only a free member, I have taken time to put it all on my computer. Finding what I want, though could be time-consuming.
• Preston, England
12 Apr
@MarshaMusselman really good story and a very apt trophy
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@shaggin (39821)
• United States
10 Apr
Those are VERY short stories! I remember seeing videos of that Lionel Richie song. It was popular when I was very small I believe.
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• Preston, England
10 Apr
@shaggin it is a great video
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@Courage7 (21353)
• United States
6 Apr
Well done Arthur..love that old video
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@LadyDuck (188725)
• Switzerland
6 Apr
Interesting Memo from the Chairman of The Ouija Board. I loved this video.
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