How the Drabble came about
I need an idea, she thought, but still nothing.
“Write about writing,” said a voice from nowhere, so she started…
Margaret stared at her computer. The cursor flashed encouragingly but both Margaret’s brain and the screen were empty…
…and soon she’d written a short story, a very short short story, 100 words in fact.
“I know!” she said. “I’ll name it after me.” So she called it a ‘Margaret’, but her publisher thought that a terrible idea and renamed it a ‘Drabble’.
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