You are validating this characteristic, right? Or are you saying twabbles should be more fulsome?strawman wrote:Fact is, many twabbles are not self-contained. They are single frames from a scene. That's the sense I have from this one, DireCari.
My take is that twabbles are a form of “hint fiction,” where the goals are: 1) to evoke an emotional response; and, 2) to suggest a larger story. A successful “suggestion” will then induce some imaginative play in the reader/listener as they flesh-out the story in any number of ways.
Another assumption I have is that twabbles with gag lines are probably not considered up to snuff—though they are fun.
I'm all ears if any twabble experts want to clarify!
I'm kind of partial to these little tidbits, without any additional explanation or boundaries.strawman wrote:It made me wonder if anyone could write a short story consisting of 100-character sentences. Then I thought it wouldn't be a very good short story because of pacing issues.
But what might be fun is trying it with a drabble. Call it double trouble, or twabble drabble.
See you guys in a week. I'm going in.
But, against my ornery nature, you caused me to have a glimmer of a supportive “plot” that might be ginned up as a drabble.
Then, I actually sat down and read your post. Haha. Twabble-drabble, indeed. I see YOU are wearing the punishment boots (and a matching riding crop).
Well, I just might take a whack it. I imagine it will be awful.
Now, now. We have to air out these repressed memories if we're going to get better.Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote: I can't decide if I should give a thumb's up for the Galaxina reference, or if I should sue for making me remember that movie.
Yeah, the twabble-drabble strikes me as a form of lexical torture, which, like the sweaty-headed sestina, is never destined for the heights of felicity.Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:There have been attempts to do this; several on this very forum. Occasionally, a twabble and a sequel succeed. In fact, two such pairs have "won" the twabble contest. But the twabble-drabble attempts have not been anything to sneeze at. (I include my own)