Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

2021 Results Post Part Deux


Welcome back to our show.

Now it's time to celebrate YOU, people of letters, litterateurs, scribes, scribblers, and wordsmiths all. You who have selflessly sacrificed to bring into this weary world your effusive outpourings of pathos and passion. Your verbosity has brought each of you here as victors... )
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2021 Results Post


Welcome to the Drabble Day Awards Presentation of 2021. My intrepid entrepreneurial daughter, Alexis, hostess of this venerated event, has asked me to present this year's results. As you are surely aware, I am no stranger to awards shows. )
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Monday, May 31st, 2021

Drabble Day 2021: Masterlist

Hello darlings, we hope you've caught up on some sleep! We assume after her little meltdown, Alexis is not up to presenting this year's Masterlist, so-


Of course! You have been wonderful. We totally understand that 24 hours is a lot, especially when that time-stretching magic kicks in.

Yes, and I probably should have read the brief before accepting the gig, but it was boring and anyway, I'm fine now! David and I have been catching up on drabbles-

My dad has been mansplaining the concept of band AUs-

Mom has been really sweet, which is, like, bizarre-

And of course Twyla has been really helpful. Isn't she the sweetest?

That's awesome. So you're up to the demanding task of presenting a really basic 24-item list?


Alright, drabblers! You have just been SO creative these 24 hours and I am super-impressed with your immersive experience curating powers! I do have a few notes about broadening your audience base and maybe embracing the fact that we live in an Instagram world and your content is not optimally leveraged on an obsolete text-based platform... [Ahem. Alexis?] BUT I am told this is not the time for highly necessary brand invigoration, so whatevs! Let's talk TikTok later.

But now, for easier reference in your reading/commenting pleasure, here is your Masterlist for Drabble Day 2021! Just click on the individual links for each hour and enjoy your catch-up!

Hour 1: Quest

Hour 2: Curse

Hour 3: Superstition

Hour 4: Tangled

Hour 5: Fairy

Hour 6: Labyrinth and Grimoire

Hour 7: Heroine

Hour 8: Fates

Hour 9: Mirror

Hour 10: Armour

Hour 11: Runes

Hour 12: Chimera and Wish

Hour 13: Steed

Hour 14: Castle

Hour 15: Sacrifice and Poison

Hour 16: Monster

Hour 17: Siege

Hour 18: Ring

Hour 19: Ensorcelled

Hour 20: Trials

Hour 21: Orphan

Hour 22: Spell

Hour 23: Djinn and Oracle

Hour 24: Happily Ever After

Thank you! Tallies and announcements may take a little bit while your mods catch up on boring crap like sleep and work and eating. And dive back into all the drabbles they missed in between!

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And that's a wrap for 2021!


Thank you so much for coming with us on this year's crazy drabbling journey! Tallies and announcements will happen sometime this week. And now... SLEEP! *zonk*
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Saturday, May 29th, 2021

Hour 14: Castle

[OK, Alexis, please tell us you're dressed and ready for the next prompt, right?]

The next prompt is CASTLE.

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Drabble Day 2021 - Rules and Ravishing Assistants!

Hello darling Eskimos and potential other wanderers in the woods! Welcome to this year's edition of Drabble Day!

Don't stray off the path )
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Sunday, May 23rd, 2021

Hear Ye, Hear Ye!!

Greetings and salutations, my estee-med friends. It is I, Moira Rose, star of stage and screen, here with a critical communique from my venerated colleagues.


Ten years ago, a ragatag bunch of soap opera enthusiasts united for a twenty-four hour bacchanal of writing and revelry. To commemorate this most momentous of occasions, you are cordially invited to an epic extravaganza, Once Upon A Time, on the forthcoming weekend, May 29th.

Should you choose to partake in this prestigious centenary, please revisit this ether-based locale beginning at the following times:

12 midnight New Zealand Time
2 p.m. Central European Time
1 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time
8 a.m. Eastern Standard Time

Please heed this very important missive and shore up your larder with fruit wine and my world-famous Anchiladas to sustain you over the course of these celebratory twenty-four hours. You will not want to miss what certainly will be an historic event!

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Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

A Very Important Announcement

Greetings, oh drabblers and dreamers, creators of stories and lovers of... what do you call it... fanfic? It is I, Hermes, herald of the Gods, here with a message from your Overlords:

"Beware the 29th of May."


I think that's it.

*looks at back of paper*

No, nothing there. Just "beware the 29th of May."

Well, that's not very informative, is it. I swear, sometimes the Divine can be so vague. Is Zeus planning to wreak havoc upon the world of mortals? Are the gates of Hades to burst open allowing the souls of the dead to spill out? Or is it just going to rain and get your head a bit damp? I DON'T KNOW. I'm just the messenger.

All I can advise is that you don't make any plans for the weekend of May 29th, because Something Will Happen and Things Will Change.

Hermes, out!
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