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26 October 2004 @ 09:48 pm
Two drabbles, for _beetle_ and savoytruffle
A while ago, I succumbed to the 'Drabble my first lines' meme, and promised everyone a drabble in return. Two people have waited patiently for their reciprocal drabbles, savoytruffle and _beetle_.



Now, _beetle_ didn't just choose a first line and write me a drabble. No, she went off and drabbled every first line I'd posted, and put them all together in a wonderful sequence here.

I know this doesn't do justice to such an epic, but today this first line produced the following scene in my head and it wouldn't go away. (100 words exactly.)

~~~~~

"Yeah, you wish."

"Damn right I do! I wish they could all see us together like this so we wouldn't have to keep skulking around and jumping apart every time we hear a bloody flea fart!"

There was a rather unpleasant lurching sensation and then a thump, as the intertwined couple fell the last few inches to the floor of the Magic Box.

The stunned silence hit them like a ton of bricks, and they slowly separated their gazes and peered around at the startled occupants of the room.

"Uh... Hi Buffy. Willow. Tara. G-man. Oz, dude! And Deadboy, Cordy..."


~~~~~


savoytruffle wrote me two drabbles, here and here. She requested '"long weekend" or "days off." how about something along those lines?' (Another 100 words, cos I'm feeling strict today.)

~~~~~

Xander levered himself up and swung his legs over the side of the bed. Gods, he hurt! Every muscle in his back, legs and arms, along with others he didn't want to think about, hummed and burned and did nothing to keep him upright.

"Spike?"

"Mpfh?"

"Spike, next time there's a three day weekend, could we do something less energetic, like, oh, I don't know... run a midnight marathon? Climb a mountain? Sign up for some kind of endurance course?"

"Mpfh?"

"It's not that I didn't enjoy spending three whole days in bed with you, but it's nearly killed me!"
 
 
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I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: ak; arse [me]literati on October 26th, 2004 09:57 pm (UTC)
uhuh.. he complains because he loves ;)
very cute babe!
darkhavensdarkhavens on October 26th, 2004 10:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks, sweetie. They do lurve... ;o)
tabaqui: devildeepseatabaqui on October 26th, 2004 11:19 pm (UTC)
Hee!
Those were fun, grrl!

Gotta try the '100' word-limit drabble sometime.
:)
darkhavensdarkhavens on October 26th, 2004 11:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

The limit can be frustrating, but it makes you get creative in your use of language sometimes, and forces you to find substitute words for longer phrases, and vice versa.

But I swear, if I hadn't put a word count button on my toolbar in Word I wouldn't still be drabbling. I check word counts every few minutes and counting manually would drive me nuts.
tabaquitabaqui on October 26th, 2004 11:44 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah. I'll have to figure out how to do that. I've never actually paid attention to word count before - i go by kb. :)
darkhavensdarkhavens on October 26th, 2004 11:57 pm (UTC)
Ah, tis easy. Open a new Word doc, right click on a toolbar and it should say 'customize' somewhere. click on that and you should get a new box with the toolbars listed. choose which toolbar you want to add word count to and then find it in the options window. once it's there, close the Word doc and it should be there next time you open Word. :o) (This works for Word2000. They might have fiddled with it, but you can look under 'customize' in the help menu.)
tabaquitabaqui on October 27th, 2004 12:46 am (UTC)
Dear gods do i loathe fooling with the 'customize' thing.
K.
I'll do it, though.
:)
Thanks!!
darkhavensdarkhavens on October 26th, 2004 11:25 pm (UTC)
Did you see my sequel to 'Working Together' yet? You asked for four drabbles on 'Play' and here they are! *g*

I'm so glad OoS used my prompt suggestion. ;o)
savoy trufflesavoytruffle on October 27th, 2004 01:05 am (UTC)
at last, my patience rewarded! thanks, hon. noone drabbles like you do.
darkhavensdarkhavens on October 27th, 2004 01:09 am (UTC)
Thanks. :o)

It was there in my head for days but it just wouldn't come out. I think I need my ears syringed. *g*
Ameamejisuto on October 27th, 2004 01:57 am (UTC)
Ooh these are just loverly!!

The idea of a flea farting made me giggle madly!
darkhavensdarkhavens on October 27th, 2004 02:01 am (UTC)
Hee! Thanks.

I've done the sneaking around thing so I know how easy it is to magnify tiny sounds into 'OMG! Someone's coming!' *g*
beetle_beetle_ on October 27th, 2004 03:30 am (UTC)
"Damn right I do! I wish they could all see us together like this so we wouldn't have to keep skulking around and jumping apart every time we hear a bloody flea fart!"

*chuckles and bounces*

Effing hilarious, that part especially - I could soooo see some passing vengeance demon - or maybe mischievious wish demon - snappinga finger and - tadda! The Xander and Spike Triple-X Review!

Wow... I feel all special and I LURVE my drabble. No one's ever written anything for me before so I'm all - whee-heeeee! And did I mention how cool it was? And Camisha's, oh, wow... you're too good at this - and exactly 100 words? My idea of a proper "hello" is longer than 100 words!

"Spike, next time there's a three day weekend, could we do something less energetic, like, oh, I don't know... run a midnight marathon? Climb a mountain? Sign up for some kind of endurance course?"

Blown. Away. And envious, can't forget envious. How anyone could be this good and this concise boggles my mind. I bow before you *bows*

Yoda wrote me a drabble, Yoda wrote me a drabble... *dances off, still singing*
darkhavensdarkhavens on October 27th, 2004 05:55 am (UTC)
Nobody's ever written you anything before? Then I'm glad I'm the first, and I'm very happy you liked it.

My idea of a proper "hello" is longer than 100 words

LOL! That's pretty much what I thought when I discovered open_on_sunday. I couldn't see how anyone could squeeze a whole story/scene/idea into 100 words. So I tried it. So far I've written 186 of the things for OoS and countless others just for the fun of it. They're addictive, and the 100 word limit makes you work hard, swapping out words and phrases and trying to think of toher ways to say what needs to be said. It's a fun discipline. :o)

Yoda wrote me a drabble, Yoda wrote me a drabble... *dances off, still singing*

You always manage to make me laugh. *g* Thanks!