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100 Drabbles of Summer: One Last Time

Once more, with feeling...

It is time for the fourth, and last, Charloft's 100 Drabbles of Summer. Thank you so much for so many years of fun writing. Let's make this be a great last hurrah!

To those of you who haven't been around for it before, the Drabbles of Summer challenge is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: write one hundred drabbles (a drabble being a hundred-word short story, no more and no less) featuring your character(s), over the course of one hundred days.

As the summer progresses, we usually post 'check-ins' where you can share your progress and read the drabbles of others. At the end of summer, everyone shares their collected drabbles, and those who successfully completed all 100 are in the running for a ~prize~. Fancy!

Sound fun? Then sign up by commenting to this post!

The Dates

100 Drabbles of Summer...ish (2013) will run from July 11th until October 19th.

The Rules/FAQ

Can I use drabbles I've already written? Nope! The goal is to write a total of 10,000 fresh, new, exciting words over the course of the summer. Drabbles written outside the activity's dates are not eligible. Nice try, though, you cheaters!

What happens if I don't finish? Rabid were-weasels come to your home and gnaw on your entrails. And you're not eligible for the prizes at the end, but really, that's pretty much it.

Can I co-write my drabbles with someone else? Not for this contest and eligiblity therein, no.

Do all my drabbles have to be about the same character? Nope! You can mix and match them to whatever muses drive you.

The Prompts

Following last year's format, 55 of the prompts given will be words or phrases; 25 are images, and 20 are Author's Choice. For those of you who get stuck on Author's Choice, there are numerous websites and programs out there that will generate words for you-- here's one!

We would like to say a special thanks this year to the following community members: castiel_novak20, shadow_ravin, couldvelovedyou, and katleept for helping supply us with prompts and inspiration. Thank you!

Step one: Copy the code from either the table format text area below, or from the text only list if you prefer. Post this to your OWN journal.
Step two: Write a drabble. Repeat ninety-nine times.
Step three: Post the drabbles as comments to your drabble entry, or anywhere else you like, excepting Charloft itself. Drabbles written for the 100 Drabbles should not be posted to the community directly, just because if they are, it's a LOT OF POSTS and the community gets flooded with them.
Step four: Post your weekly progress to our drabble round-ups.
Step Five: PROFIT!

The Table

1. 2. 3. 4.
desert blueberry starfish lush
5. 6. 7. 8.
work mother fly hazard
9. 10. 11. 12.
basket strawberry ocean climb
13. 14. 15. 16.
sibling island school breeze
17. 18. 19. 20.
season lost float shade
21. 22. 23. 24.
hike fireflies ice cream freedom
25. 26. 27. 28.
race sunset celebration pond
29. 30. 31. 32.
jellyfish grass green time
33. 34. 35. 36.
love memorial cycle luggage
37. 38. 39. 40.
shout picnic father storm
41. 42. 43. 44.
landscape clouds flowers swim
45. 46. 47. 48.
umbrella castle crab sand
49. 50. 51. 52.
nap barefoot shorts blue
53. 54. 55. 56.
gasoline pavement lagoon Van and Shack
57. 58. 59. 60.
People in mud Woman on road Princess on bridge Surfer against sunset
61. 62. 63. 64.
Rainbow over field Stag in forest Baby birds Hand of fire
65. 66. 67. 68.
Hammocks Tropical birds Country storm Tourist beach
69. 70. 71. 72.
Girls forming a heart with their hands Baseball Beach house at dusk A camel, before Morocco
73. 74. 75. 76.
A cow Watermelon with a heart shape Mediterranean Sea A hermit crab with a shell from a glass jar
77. 78. 79. 80.
Night lightning A fox A garden A concert
81. 82. 83. 84.
Author's Choice Author's Choice Author's Choice Author's Choice
85. 86. 87. 88.
Author's Choice Author's Choice Author's Choice Author's Choice
89. 90. 91. 92.
Author's Choice Author's Choice Author's Choice Author's Choice
93. 94. 95. 96.
Author's Choice Author's Choice Author's Choice Author's Choice
97. 98. 99. 100.
Author's Choice Author's Choice Author's Choice Author's Choice

The Code!

And finally, shinies

Here follow some graphics, of both the banner and icon variety. Using these is completely optional, but you are welcome to stick them on your profile or use them in other fashions as you like. Enjoy!


Questions or comments, ask 'em here!


( 19 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 11th, 2013 09:34 am (UTC)
I just found this comm and I want to do this but I have one question.

Should the drabbles be original fiction or fanfiction? Or can they be a mixture of both?
Jul. 11th, 2013 10:01 am (UTC)
A mixture is perfectly fine!
Jul. 11th, 2013 01:23 pm (UTC)
Squeeee!!!!!!!!! :-D My entries are here

Edited at 2013-07-11 06:35 pm (UTC)
Jul. 11th, 2013 02:56 pm (UTC)
I'm in! Tracking my drabbles here.
Jul. 11th, 2013 04:49 pm (UTC)
I'm in for the last round. :) Tracking my drabbles here
Jul. 11th, 2013 06:13 pm (UTC)
For better or for worse, I'm in! Tracking here.
Jul. 11th, 2013 06:16 pm (UTC)
Happy to be joining in for the last 100 drabbles - I'll miss the daily prompts!

My entries will be linked here
Jul. 12th, 2013 03:53 am (UTC)

Signing up, with the whole damn crew! Table is HERE, to start.
Jul. 12th, 2013 10:21 am (UTC)
Signing up and my drabbles will be here on Dreamwidth, That's my original fiction journal. The crosspost link to LJ is at the bottom.
Jul. 12th, 2013 05:31 pm (UTC)
I'll do it!
Jul. 12th, 2013 07:46 pm (UTC)
Me too! Me too! Ze Table
Jul. 14th, 2013 07:15 am (UTC)
I'd like to sign up! Table here
Jul. 16th, 2013 11:36 am (UTC)
I know I haven't been around, and that has mostly been because of life, I didn't realise the date, so I'm signing up a little late, but I couldn't not do the last run!

Table of Drabble!!
Jul. 17th, 2013 06:13 am (UTC)
I'm going to sign up again this year, but I don't know if I'll actually be able to do it. But if this is the last one I'd hate to not even try.
Jul. 29th, 2013 07:26 am (UTC)
Here I am. Fashionably late~ Hope that's alright.

I'm throwing my hat into the ring with everyone else's!
Aug. 9th, 2013 02:17 am (UTC)
I'm going to try to do this! I have no idea how far I'll get but it's the last one, and I haven't done much original writing in months, so I will make the attempt! Drabbles will be posted at my Dreamwidth here, if all goes according to plan.
Oct. 14th, 2013 11:36 pm (UTC)
Hey, I finished up the 100 Drabbles today! Is there somewhere I post a link to my post with all of them, or what's the deal now?
Oct. 18th, 2013 11:38 pm (UTC)
Hey, don't know if people are still checking these comments, but just checking in. The challenge ends on the 19th, it's the 19th now (in the UK) and I wondered when/where to post. I have a link to my completed table, but can you let me know if it needs to be else where?

I'm going to miss Charloft!
Oct. 20th, 2013 04:19 am (UTC)
No one seems to know what to do when we're finished this year but I am (just finish up posting them now) My table here.
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