Drabbles are short stories of exactly 100 words. There are some examples by well-known authors (and a bit of history) at meades.org.

If you’re interested in the form, I’d encourage you to check out the Martian Magazine, or the now-shuttered Speck Lit.

These are some of my favorite (freely accessible) drabble stories:

You can find one of my own drabbles below. More to come!


It sounds fun to rent a house haunted by a sexy ghost. I guess it was, at first. The dreams were amazing, until she got stabby.

It took a while for her to stop shrieking and talk, but she eventually told me about the adultery, the murder-suicide, and the whole “vengeance against all men” thing. She says she’ll be free if I burn the bones buried in the cellar. Free to leave, and kill as she pleases.

It wouldn’t be right to unleash a murder-ghost on the world. But if she keeps breaking things, I’ll never get my deposit back.