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Drabbles Are Short – Only 100 Words.

Three short fiction drabbles.

By Denise E LindquistPublished 3 months ago 2 min read
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Drabbles Are Short – Only 100 Words.
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I Am Getting All Emotional

I have to get out of this business!

Random Drabble: Emotional

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Drabbles are short — only 100 words. Please stay on the page for 30 seconds or more, so the stories are counted as a read. Please read, star and comment — let me know you’ve been here! Thank you!

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When I went to work today, I couldn’t stay. As I drove away, my eyes quickly filled with tears. It has been years. I haven’t cried this much in a long time. I am so sad from hearing all the tragic stories of a bad childhood.

I told Sharyl this morning that I could not take it anymore. And I would surely have to go, as I was just too emotional. Someone will have to replace me in this position I am in, as it is too much for me.

Crying is good. Just not this much. Time to go.

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He Rapidly Ingested the Alcohol and It Was Too Much

He turned 21 last week.

Randon Drabble: rapidly.

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Drabbles are short — only 100 words. Please stay on the page for 30 seconds or more, so the stories are counted as a read. Please read, star, and comment — let me know you’ve been here! Thank you!

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Booze-filled cards, pinatas, everything for the 21st birthday celebration. Too much? Yes, too much. For someone who hasn’t been drinking, it can be overdone.

Jason planned to start medical school in the spring. He knew his friends had been planning a party for some time. They were 21 already.

He told his parents about the party and assured them he wouldn’t overdo it. The night came and with all the encouragement he opened and rapidly drank all his birthday gifts.

His buddies thought he was taking a nap. He didn’t make it home, he made it to the morgue.

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The Third Time Is the Charm

Or is it the first time is the charm?

Random Drabble — Third

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Drabbles are short — only 100 words. Please stay on the page for 30 seconds or more, so the stories are counted as a read. Please read, star, and comment — let me know you’ve been here! Thank you!

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Who knows if it is the first or the third time it is a charm! Married three times. One or three children? The third cat? Okay, let’s say the third time is the charm.

Shelly is marrying for the third time. She says this is the charm. Two husbands before had died young. She wasn’t planning that. So why would this husband be the charm?

She said, “If he dies after me, he is the charm! If he is good to me, my children and grandchildren he is the charm! So, the third time really is the charm for Shelly.”

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All three were first published by Fiction Shorts on medium.com

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About the Creator

Denise E Lindquist

I am married with 7 children, 27 grands, and 12 great-grandchildren. I am a culture consultant part-time. I write A Poem a Day in February for 8 years now. I wrote 4 - 50,000 word stories in NaNoWriMo. I write on Vocal/Medium weekly.

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran3 months ago

    Your first story was so relatable! That was how I was when I quit my job. Your second story hit me so hard. It was so sad. Your third story, I hope he's the charm!

  • Babs Iverson3 months ago

    Honest & Fantastic drabbles!!! ♥️♥️💕

  • Kimmiekins43 months ago

    That rapid alcohol one really hit home🫶🏻 I enjoy these pieces so much🖤

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