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Penguin - A 100 Word Story

You know the deal - vote for your favorite story over at the 100 Word Story site. Then go and write and record your own. Why? There's actually a damn good reason to do this - even if you're slogging your way through NaNoWriMo.

Writing a drabble (a story of 100 words), complete with beginning, conflict, and end, requires you to seriously consider word choice and what elements are truly necessary for you to tell your story.

Additionally, the prompts sometimes get really, really redonkulous. Next week is "potato peels" - full rules and instructions here. Anyway, you can listen to my story alone below, or download it using this link (let me know if there's problems - I'm trying to use Dropbox for this purpose).

Watch for PenguinsShe doesn't know what to make of me. "You're a long way from home."

I waddle closer. The male with her frowns. "Don't polar bears eat them things?"

She leans over and smiles at me. "They live by the South Pole. Didn't you pay any attention to the movie?"

He grunts and tries to kick me. I waddle to the side and peck her ankle. She screams as I dive into the bushes.

Next month, in the full moon's light, I will meet my werepenguin bride. We will hunt the man.

And he will feed our chicks all winter long.


Janet said...

How, oh, how did the queen of the penguins miss this? You got my vote both for story quality and penguinal correctness.

Steve Saus said...

Oh, thank you!

Janet said...

And my picture there is me staring down a penguin at the Newport Aquarium. He bit me at the Penguin Encounter later that afternoon. I am not yet a werepenguin bride, though. Pout.

Steve Saus said...

Oh, I can just see that in the picture.

You've got to be choosy with which penguins you let bite you. Some of them are just asshats. :)