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Festival of Drabbles 2015

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message 1: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy)

The first Festival of Drabbles will start on November 9th and run until the 15th. It will be a week long celebration of drabbles and the art of drabble writing including some of the finest drabblists in the world.

If you’re new to drabbles then they are a form of flash fiction in which the story is told in exactly 100 words. I’ve been a fan of the drabble form since they were introduced as a daily feature in the Indie Book Bargains newsletter (now Book Hippo) a few years ago.

As a writer it’s a challenge of economy and editing to tell a story in so few words. It’s also an excellent way to play with new ideas and to explore areas that you normally wouldn’t. As a reader I enjoy a bite sized tale in those few quiet minutes in the day. They’ve also introduced to me to new authors whose work I would otherwise have missed.

It’s a form that deserves greater recognition and so I’m organising this week of drabble related reading and activities. I already have a plan for how my blog The Cult of Me will contribute to International Drabble Week. I’ll share these nearer the time, and it will include a drabble competition.

How can you help?

First we need to raise awareness for Festival of Drabbles 2015, so if you have access to any of the following channels then please do the following:

If you have a blog or website then post an announcement for the Festival, you are free to use the logo and text for this purpose.

If you are on Facebook then join the event, invites any friends that you think would be interested and share the event on your timeline and any appropriate groups you participate in:


If you’re on Twitter then tweet a link to this event and if you can use the #festivalofdrabbles hashtag that would be great!

message 2: by Kenny (new)

Kenny Chaffin (kennychaffin) | 133 comments Nice, too bad I don't do Facebook or Twitter. :(

message 3: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) The actual events will be on various blogs and websites and there's a Goodreads event for it as well:


message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

Michael wrote: "It’s a form that deserves greater recognition"

I couldn't agree more! Good luck with the event, Michael; you certainly have my support.

message 5: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) Thanks!

message 6: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) The official drabble contest for the Festival of Drabbles 2015 has started - the full details can be found here:


message 7: by Michael (new)

Michael Brookes (technohippy) I've posted the calendar of events for the Festival of Drabbles 2015:


If you want to host an event then post the details below and I'll add it to the the schedule.

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