Challenge The Ultimate Drabble Challenge VIII: Return of the Drabble – WEEK 20 up AUGUST 1ST!

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  1. Mira_Jade The NSWFF Manager With The Cape

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    UDC VIII: Return of the Drabble

    Hello, fellow writers! After a bit of a hiatus, we're back. It's time for those bit-sized pieces of fan fic goodness to stage a revival. That's right, we have an all new Ultimate Drabble Challenge for you!


    What is a Drabble, You Ask?

    A drabble is a piece of writing that is exactly 100 words in length. For an author, the ability to express an idea in such a confined space can be tricky – but, that's half the fun of the game.


    The Challenge

    100 drabbles in 20 weeks! Every Monday a set of five prompts will be posted by a mod, and you will then have the rest of the week to work on writing your drabble set. For those who complete all twenty weeks, you will have triumphed over the challenge.


    The Rules

    1. Each week's drabbles must be posted together, in one go – that means that all five drabbles should be put up together at once, and in order.

    2. To keep things neat and tidy, please keep your drabbles in one thread. Include UDC VIII in your header.

    3. Once that thread is up, post a link here so that we can add it to the index. You may also share a link when you update throughout the challenge.

    4. When posting your drabble thread, we realize that tagging can be tricky. Do your best, and tag with the era you think you will predominantly write for.

    5. You can jump in on this challenge at any time! Latecomers are always welcome. But you must start the challenge at the beginning and do all the prompts in order.

    6. NSWFF drabbles are welcome too! These drabbles will be all fandom friendly. (Only note that if you do a Multifandom entry, Star Wars drabbles must be posted on the Star Wars side of things. NSWFF is for non-Star Wars fan fiction only.)

    7. We encourage you to get creative with interpreting the prompts! Thread a story through all five drabbles, try your hand at dialogue only, give us a slice of introspection – the sky's the limit!

    8. Because this cannot be stated enough: a drabble is EXACTLY 100 words. No more, and no less. For those who need it, a handy dandy word counter can be found here.

    9. Have fun! :)


    Your Hosts

    While this challenge is being hosted in tandem by your fan fiction mods, this is not a mod!challenge. We just want to see the UDC make a comeback, and we are all eager to read what you guys come up with!




    The Previous Ultimate Drabble Challenges

    (Keep in mind that only the UDC: VII is completely navigable due to the truncation issues.)

    The Ultimate Drabble Challenge VII
    The Ultimate Drabble Challenge VI: The Ultimating
    The Ultimate Drabble Challenge V: On the Air
    The Ultimate Drabble Challenge IV: All Fandom Friendly
    The Ultimate Drabble Challenge III: Third Time's the Charm
    The Ultimate Drabble Challenge II: So Nice We'll Do it Twice!
    The Ultimate Drabble Challenge I: Like Little Fiction McNuggets
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  2. Mira_Jade The NSWFF Manager With The Cape

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    The Index of Prompts

    Week I - by Mira_Jade

    1. Valor
    2. Honor
    3. Sacrifice
    4. Defeat
    5. Victory


    Week II - by Briannakin

    6. Name
    7. Title
    8. Number
    9. Date
    10. Legacy


    Week III - by mavjade

    11. Helpless
    12. Satisfied
    13. Enough
    14. Non-stop
    15. Burn


    Week IV - by Mira_Jade

    16. Hunger
    17. Thirst
    18. Itch
    19. Yearn
    20. Impulse


    Week V - by Briannakin

    21. Dinner
    22. Theater
    23. Pint
    24. Shot
    25. Alcohol


    Week VI - by mavjade

    26. Dream
    27. Stars
    28. Barricade
    29. Rain
    30. Home


    Week VII - by Mira_Jade

    31. Tangy
    32. Sweet
    33. Spicy
    34. Bitter
    35. Bland


    Week VIII - by Briannakin

    36. Rebellion
    37. Revolution
    38. Freedom
    39. Martyr
    40. Veteran


    Week IX - by mavjade

    41. Bright
    42. Star
    43. Mama
    44. Please
    45. Shine


    Week X - by Mira_Jade

    46. Raise
    47. Juvenile
    48. Mature
    49. Growth
    50. Elder


    Week XI - by Briannakin

    51. Go
    52. Wait
    53. Rise
    54. For
    55. Against


    Week XII - by mavjade

    56. Break
    57. Quiet
    58. Lives
    59. Dies
    60. Story


    Week XIII - by Mira_Jade

    61. Uprising
    62. Negotiate
    63. Convince
    64. Overthrow
    65. Unite


    Week XIV - by Briannakin

    66. Talk
    67. Silence
    68. Smile
    69. Laugh
    70. Cry


    Week XV - by mavjade

    71. First
    72. Impressions
    73. Safer
    74. Check
    75. Last


    Week XVI - by Mira_Jade

    76. Mountain
    77. River
    78. Tree
    79. Earth
    80. Horizon


    Week XVII - by Briannakin

    81. History
    82. Write
    83. Archive
    84. Artifact
    85. Memory


    Week XVIII - by mavjade

    86. Air
    87. Life
    88. Hair
    89. Conviction
    90. Sunshine


    Week XIX - by Mira_Jade

    91. Banter
    92. Accuse
    93. Offend
    94. Compliment
    95. Confide


    WEEK XX - by Briannakin and Mavjade

    96. Outrage
    97. Outright
    98. Maps
    99. Keys
    100. Home
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  3. Mira_Jade The NSWFF Manager With The Cape

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    The Index of Replies

    Star Wars

    "Bird Sand" by earlybird-obi-wan, Beyond - Legends

    "Cowgirl's Drabble Roundup" by Cowgirl Jedi 1701, Saga

    "Drabble-licious" by Raissa Baiard, Saga

    "The Drabble is Joined!" by brodiew, Saga

    "Florilegium galacticum" by Findswoman, Saga- Legends

    "Fragments" by Ceillean, Beyond-Legends

    "Hyperactive Mouse Droid Strokes" by Ewok Poet, Saga

    "Is it Veila or is it Ren?" by MartyAvidianus, Saga - ST

    "Nothing and Everything" by leiamoody, Before the Saga

    "Pieces of the Past, Fragments of the Future" by Briannakin, Saga

    "The Price of Hope" by divapilot, Saga PT - Rogue One

    "The Secret Life of Droids" by Chyntuck, Saga

    "She Says in Parenthesis" by Mira_Jade, Saga

    "The Spaces Between" by K'Tai qel Letta-Tanku, Before-Legends

    "Twists in sobriety" by AzureAngel2, Saga



    Non Star Wars

    "Briannakin Drabble Drops" by Briannakin, Multifandom

    "Drokk, That Was Brutal" by Sith-I-5, Multifandom

    "Mav's Drabbles of Doom . . . or something" by mavjade, Multifandom

    "On Down Thru The Years" by DaenaBenjen42, Marvel Cinematic Universe

    "Pen Strokes" by Mira_Jade, Hamilton

    "Stellar Journeys" by WarmNyota_SweetAyesha, Star Trek (Alternate Original Series)
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  5. Cowgirl Jedi 1701 Jedi Master

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    This sounds fun. I might even participate, if my muse cooperates. But I did start a Word document on the assumption that it will.
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  6. Ewok Poet Force Ghost

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  7. divapilot Jedi Grand Master

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    I think I am in too.

    :eek: @Ewok Poet. Wow! you are so fast!!!!
  8. Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager

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  9. Ewok Poet Force Ghost

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    Hard to follow you, Diva, Raissa and Kuri at any given time - you always have something n3w0rz!11!!! :D
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  10. Sith-I-5 Jedi Grand Master

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    So...most of my drabbles would be Non-SW.

    If I do SW ones as well, which out of a hundred, isn't beyond the realms of possibility, do they go in the same thread, or a separate one over here?
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  11. Mira_Jade The NSWFF Manager With The Cape

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    First off, I am stoked to see NSWFF drabbles pop up already! I can't wait to see what you come up with.

    Then, anything that is Star Wars related MUST go on the SW side of things. NSWFF is for, well, non-Star Wars fan fiction. :)
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  12. Sith-I-5 Jedi Grand Master

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    @Mira_Jade

    So I would be linking to two separate threads, one which could hypothetically have 97 entries, and one which could have 3?
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    @Sith-I-5

    If it's Star Wars, it needs to stay with the SW fan fiction - that's the agreement we made when we set up the NSWFF side of things.

    I would ask, however, that if you choose to include a SW week you do that entire week with SW drabbles, so as to not be breaking the prompts up. The prompts should be done in sets of five, in order, anyhow.

    (You know . . . you can always challenge yourself to try to do two complete entries - one SW and one NSWFF, too. [face_mischief] That's what I'm aiming for. Whether or not I'll complete it is another matter entirely, of course! :p)
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  14. Cowgirl Jedi 1701 Jedi Master

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    I've decided I'm doing this. Because my brain has been giving me some Star Trek plot bunnies lately, I'm gonna stick the thread in NSWFF, but that having been said, I won't know until this is over if my drabbles will all be in the same fandom or not. This first bunch of prompts, however, definitely says "Anakin" to me.

    Okay, I guess I've been babbling on for long enough. I better go make that thread.

    On second thought (and reading the posts that were posted while I was typing this post in between doing other stuff), I don't wanna make two threads, so never mind, I'm posting the thread here, and the Star Trek plot bunnies can just go chase themselves!
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  15. Sith-I-5 Jedi Grand Master

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    Thanks @Mira_Jade

    I will definitely try this. Though I'm not great at these; too many become longer stories.
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  16. Mira_Jade The NSWFF Manager With The Cape

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    I will be there to read ST drabbles in a second! [face_dancing] I'm glad that you're inspired to take that route. We're always excited to see multi-fandom threads, too - let your muse run wild!

    Only, in case you missed it just above, if your muse does say 'Anakin' to you, remember that SW drabbles cannot go in a NSWFF thread. You'll have to make two different entries. :)

    (I updated the rules to include that now, for anyone else wondering down the line.)


    And, @Sith-I-5 - I completely understand what you mean! I am all about high word-counts furnished with cushy prose. That's why, for me personally, drabbles are such a great exercise. To have to figure out exactly what I want to say, and then figure how to convey it in the frame of a hundred words . . . yeah, it's a challenge! 8-}[face_thinking]
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  17. divapilot Jedi Grand Master

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  18. DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Master

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  19. earlybird-obi-wan Jedi Grand Master

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  20. Ewok Poet Force Ghost

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  21. Cowgirl Jedi 1701 Jedi Master

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    Right after posting that I saw the new posts about making another thread. So I edited the post and decided that the Trek bunnies can go chase themselves, because I'm lazy and don't wanna make two threads for this.
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  23. Mira_Jade The NSWFF Manager With The Cape

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    And I've got my thread going on the Star Wars side of things: "She Says in Parenthesis". (Yes, I couldn't resist with the title. ;)) Now . . . to get to work on my NSWFF entry! [face_thinking]

    Also, the index has been updated! Let me know if I missed anything. :)
  24. AzureAngel2 Jedi Grand Master

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  25. Ewok Poet Force Ghost

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    I think Mira counts things as per her time zone, not ours, so don't worry. :)
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