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Challenge The Ultimate Drabble Challenge IX: A New Drabble - Week 20 is here!

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  1. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The Fanfic Manager With The Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    UDC IX: A New Drabble

    Hello, fellow writers! It is our pleasure to bring back those gems of mini-fanfiction goodness. That's right: it's time for another Ultimate Drabble Challenge! [face_dancing]


    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 a complete idea in such a confined space can be tricky – but, that's half the fun of the game.

    However, we're going to try something a bit different this year. If you so choose, you can post APPROXIMATELY a hundred words - a little less, a little more, it doesn't matter! I repeat: your drabbles do not have to be exactly a hundred words. We're not going to make any hard and fast rules as to what constitutes a little less or a little more, either. That's your choice as an author! For those who don't enjoy sculpting their drabble into a perfect hundred words, that's okay! We want to take as much stress as possible away from the challenge and let anyone who wants to participate however they can!


    The Challenge

    The goal of this challenge is to write a hundred drabbles in twenty weeks! Every Friday a set of five prompts will be posted by a mod, and you will then have a 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 five drabbles must be posted together, in one go. These drabbles are intended as sets, not individual prompts.

    2. To keep things neat and tidy, please keep your drabbles in one thread. Include UDC IX in your header, so that other readers can easily find your drabbles.

    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. Again, a traditional drabble is exactly 100 words. (For those who need it, a handy dandy word counter can be found here.) However, this time around we are welcoming imperfect drabbles who either fall short of, or exceed, the hundred word mark.

    9. Have fun! [:D]


    Your Hosts

    Your mods are your happy hosts, however, this is not a mod!challenge. Each week, we will take turns announcing a new set of prompts. And, with that in mind, we have a bonus challenge that we're excited to share with you!


    The Bonus Challenge

    Each of your three mods have threaded a fandom-specific theme throughout their prompts. Try to guess which non-Star Wars fandom that is at THE END of the challenge. Please, DO NOT announce your guesses in thread. We'll let you know when the time to PM your guesses has come. The first person to correctly guess all three will receive a prize of colors! [face_mischief]

    So, who's ready to get started? Let's go! :D






    The Previous Ultimate Drabble Challenges

    (Please note that only UDCs VII and VIII are completely navigable due to the truncation issues.)

    The Ultimate Drabble Challenge VIII: Return of the Drabble
    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

    Mira_Jade The Fanfic Manager With The Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    The Index of Prompts

    Week I - by Mira_Jade

    1. Adamant
    2. Abide
    3. Afield
    4. Aghast
    5. Aforetime


    Week II - by Briannakin

    6. Raid
    7. Pirate
    8. Smuggle
    9. Maraud
    10. Steal


    Week III - by mavjade

    11. Professor
    12. School
    13. Gifted
    14. Karma
    15. Gambit


    Week IV - by Mira_Jade

    16. Misty
    17. Lonely
    18. Fiery
    19. Golden
    20. Undying


    Week V - by Briannakin

    21. Temple
    22. Sanctuary
    23. Shrine
    24. Monastery
    25. Pilgrimage


    Week VI - by mavjade

    26. Angel
    27. Beast
    28. Rogue
    29. Frost
    30. Storm


    Week VII - by Mira_Jade

    31. Bight
    32. Thrush
    33. Barrel
    34. Vintage
    35. Key


    Week VIII - by Briannakin

    36. Cup
    37. Mug
    38. Glass
    39. Goblet
    40. Chalice


    Week IX - by mavjade

    41. Explosive
    42. Speed
    43. Thought
    44. Absorb
    45. Change


    Week X - by Mira_Jade

    46. Party
    47. Firework
    48. Gift
    49. Fond
    50. Farewell


    Week XI - by Briannakin

    51. Skull
    52. Spine
    53. Teeth
    54. Fibula
    55. Bone


    Week XII - by mavjade

    56. Metal
    57. Seismic
    58. Fire
    59. Impenetrable
    60. Shift


    Week XIII - by Mira_Jade

    61. Forge
    62. Wraith
    63. Greed
    64. Undoing
    65. Precious


    Week XIV - by Briannakin

    66. Fedora
    67. Whip
    68. Satchel
    69. Leather
    70. Tweed


    Week XV - by mavjade

    71. Scarlet
    72. Mirage
    73. Armor
    74. Warpath
    75. Mastermind


    Week XVI - by Mira_Jade

    76. Ancient
    77. Lasting
    78. Descendant
    79. Epoch
    80. Ephemeral


    Week XVII - by Briannakin

    81. Adventure
    82. Booby-trap
    83. Sidekick
    84. Love-interest
    85. Hero


    Week XVIII - by mavjade

    86. Days
    87. Future
    88. Past
    89. Death
    90. Resurrection


    Week XIX - by Mira_Jade

    91. Haven
    92. Helper
    93. Heal
    94. Home
    95. Hereafter

    Week XX by Briannakin

    96. Archeology
    97. Museum
    98. Dog
    99. Junior
    100. Scar
     
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  3. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The Fanfic Manager With The Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    The Index of Replies
    Star Wars

    A Hundred Drabbles, by devilinthedetails

    Bird Bites, by earlybird-obi-wan

    Cut Into Little Stars, by Mira_Jade

    Into the Drabble-Verse, by Raissa Baiard

    Just a little spoon full of trouble, by Kit'

    Tales of Tatooine, by divapilot

    Twin Suns Bed & Breakfast and Other Stories, by Kahara

    Whispers Through Time, by Sean Mason

    Sisterhood of the Rose Evergreen, by Findswoman



    Non-Star Wars

    Mav's Muse...Maybe? (Multi-fandom), by mavjade

    Not all who drabble are lost (Multi-fandom), by brodiew

    Raise the Candles High (Stranger Things), by amidalachick

    Shattered Glass (Robocop: The Series), by DaenaBenjen42

    Staying Connected (Star Trek), by WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    Your Reach Into the Far (Multi-fandom), by Mira_Jade
     
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  4. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The Fanfic Manager With The Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    The Showcase of Drabble Champions!
     
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  5. divapilot

    divapilot Force Ghost star 4

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    Oh my gosh, DRABBLES![face_dancing] I love these little guys. Now, what theme will I play with this time? [face_thinking]
     
  6. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Game Host star 7 VIP - Game Host

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    @divapilot -- more of Bree/Blue? Kash/Mirany? [face_love] LOL OTPs RULE!
    I'm puzzling over doing a pairings/family centric one for both NSWFF and SW. I think the NSW one will take the form of letter/messages. [face_thinking] :cool:
     
  7. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I have posted my first set in what will be a multi-fandom thread. This first is The Martian, but I'm planning/hoping to also do Star Trek: Discovery and Picard, The Expanse, The Magicians, and of course The West Wing. I've never been good at this challenge, but I'm in hopes that changing fandoms a lot might help!

    Mav's Muse... Maybe?

    What an awesome idea!! :D
     
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  8. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I am so excited to see a new drabble challenge but I was really struggling on how to approach it. A multi fandom idea is perfect! Thanks, mav!
     
  9. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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  10. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The Fanfic Manager With The Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Yay! It's great to see the interest - and the two replies we already have, at that! Both collections have been added to the index, and I can't wait to see what joins them! [face_dancing]
     
  11. Kahara

    Kahara Force Ghost star 4

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    Is it okay to tag with two or three eras? I see that done sometimes, but if it's preferred I can pick just one.
     
  12. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost star 6

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  13. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Game Host star 7 VIP - Game Host

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  14. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The Fanfic Manager With The Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Of course it's okay! And, that said, I am so very excited to see that you are considering writing for this challenge! It's been far too long, and I can't wait to read what you come up with! [face_love] [:D]

    Everyone's entries are awesome so far, that said! What a great collection of drabbles this is shaping up to be! [face_dancing] =D=

    And, to add my own offering: "Cut Into Little Stars" is now up on the SW side of things with a Legends centered Week One. :D [face_love]
     
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  15. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I'm going to tackle this challenge in the hope that it'll help me become a less verbose writer. I've not written drabbles in a long time, so it was nice to stretch my muscles with my first set of five.

    A link to my collection, which will contain Star Wars inspired drabbles from a medley of eras with an ensemble cast: A Hundred Drabbles.
     
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  16. Kahara

    Kahara Force Ghost star 4

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  17. divapilot

    divapilot Force Ghost star 4

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  18. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Love seeing all of these sets! Everyone is being so creative!

    The index is updated.
     
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  19. Kit'

    Kit' Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  20. amidalachick

    amidalachick Jedi Grand Master star 5

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  21. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The Fanfic Manager With The Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    The index has been updated! Keep up the great work, everyone! [face_dancing] :D
     
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  22. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...if ya'll don't mind more of a certain series that has an amnesic, cybernetic police officer, I'll see what I can do... ;)
     
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  23. Sean Mason

    Sean Mason Jedi Knight

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  24. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Time for week II (even though I totally forgot what day it is!)

    6. Raid
    7. Pirate
    8. Smuggle
    9. Maraud
    10. Steal
     
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  25. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Updated "A Hundred Drabbles" with my second set of drabbles (post #8 in that thread) starring Han, Leia, and Chewie. With those words, I just couldn't resist the temptation to write about Han.