Rishi’s Star published at The Drabble

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I’m excited to see one of my drabbles – Rishi’s Star – published at the wonderful site The Drabble.

For anyone unfamiliar with the term, Wikipedia offers this definition – “A drabble is a short work of fiction of around one hundred words in length. The purpose of the drabble is brevity, testing the author’s ability to express interesting and meaningful ideas in a confined space.”

The Drabble also has an excellent guide to what they’re looking for – What Exactly Is Drabble.

I’ve been writing them for awhile now and find it a great way to tune in my brain at the start of a writing session…and every so often I’m left with something I like.

Worth a try when you’re next faced with that dreaded blank page 🙂

Rishi’s Star

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While the other street-dwellers huddled beneath worn blankets and cardboard, Rishi gazed skyward, smiling.

“Fool boy,” muttered one threadbare man.

“Not right, that one,” another agreed.

Content watching his star, Rishi didn’t hear. She whispered secrets and kept him warm with her quicksilver eyes.

One awful night, Rishi found his star gone. Too cold to sleep, he started walking. In a strange part of town he found a girl weeping.

“What’s wrong?”

Looking up, familiar eyes came alive.

“Nothing, now.” She offered her hand; Rishi accepted.

Forever more two stars shone together, casting a silver blanket over those below.

Ryan Stone