Lady Luck

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Lady Luck

Post by PureChance » Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:33 pm

The gangster leaned over me theatrically, gun in hand, and asked sarcastically, “Well, punk, do ya feel lucky?”

I fingered the cold iron of the horseshoe in my pocket, and glanced down at the rabbits foot hanging from my neck. Looking him in the eye, I replied, simply, “Yes”.

Simultaneously, I whipped the horseshoe out of my pocket, and slammed the weighted metal into his temple as hard as I could. He crumpled to the floor, unconscious, a thin trickle of blood sliding down his head.

Sure, I had felt lucky, but why leave these things to chance?


Another twabble idea that didn't fit :)
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Re: Lady Luck

Post by strawman » Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:45 pm

Sounds like great preparation. Remember, a novel is just a drabble idea that didn't fit.
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Re: Lady Luck

Post by nevermore_66 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:00 pm

I think that's a nice babystep progression. Write a twabble. Let it stew. Write it into a drabble. Let it stew. Write it into a short story. Let it stew. Write into a novella...

...repeat, repeat, novel.

I think twabbles are a great way of storing ideas for longer stories. If jotting down an idea is like planting a seed for later, jotting it down in twabble or drabble form is like planting that seed in a nutrient/fertilizer capsule (as it's already got the forward momentum of narrative).
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Re: Lady Luck

Post by Phenopath » Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:35 am

It may not make a novel, but that is a nice drabble :)
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