Friday, April 3, 2015

C is for Cacodoxy and Celebrate the Small Things-April 3, 2015

Today's piece is a drabble.  For those of you who don't know, a drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.  That count does not include the title.

Today's word: CACODOXY

Cacodoxy is defined as an incorrect doctrine or opinions.

I hope you enjoy!


“One man’s Truth is another man’s cacodoxy.”  That’s what my grandmother once told me.  Isn’t it amazing that I made it past childhood with any sense at all?

Her nonsense failed to intrude upon the Truth that grew quietly inside my brain.  I saw the insect-like behavior of those around me.  Scurrying about, swarming upon anything rotten.

Foul creatures.  They’ve nothing to offer.

I’ve been told that interacting with others would help me to learn.  Until this morning, the idea seemed ridiculous.

That traveling salesman taught me one interesting fact.  It’s possible to stuff an entire human body into a briefcase.

Now on to Celebrate the Small Things with Lexa Cain.  TheCyborgMom and I are her co-hosts.

This has been a hard week.  A stomach bug hit both my boys, and they were down for days. The good news is that they're now back to their normal, happy selves.  I'm definitely going to celebrate that.

I'm looking forward to Easter, because my kids love hunting for eggs and go crazy over Easter baskets.  Seeing their bright smiles always makes my day.

Jude's birthday is Monday.  He's going to be six.  We're celebrating his birthday on Saturday though.  I know he's going to love his birthday present.  I might post pictures of him and Lyle playing with it sometime next week.

What would you like to celebrate?


  1. Perfectly creepy for C! Thanks for the new word, too. I'm doing almost the same theme, although not all of mine are drabbles, some are a word or two under, but 100 is the limit. Happy Easter!

  2. Glad the boys are better. Happy Easter.

  3. I love a drabble. Glad your lads are better and able to enjoy the Easter weekend.

  4. Ha, loved the ending! Glad your boys are feeling better. Have a great Easter!

  5. That's all worth celebrating and you've given me something to celebrate. I started writing microprose of 100 words or less with a group. Now I can go back and report that if they are 100 words exactly (mine are) they are called "drabbles." I didn't know. Thanks and have a great week!

  6. I don't think I want to know you protagonist's Truth - that last line was biting!
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  7. A great little tale - nor sure I'd want that salesman at my front door! I participate in a very popular drabble group every week. It's called Friday Fictioneers and in case you or anyone is interested it's at

  8. That's a gruesome twist. S is for scary salesmen. I haven't run across cacodoxy before. I love learning new words! Glad your boys are feeling better. Happy Easter and Happy Early Birthday to your son!

  9. So glad your boys are feeling better! Stomach bugs are the worst! I hope you enjoy your weekend filled with birthday celebrations!

  10. Whoa! Liked that ending.
    Hope everyone feels good for Easter.

  11. Wow! That bit was a killer! Very deft - and chilling, and all within 100 words. So glad that stomach bug is gone. I don't know where you live, but it hit here and caused havoc. Enjoy your Easter weekend!

  12. That's a new word for me. Love Grandma's words :) Sorry the kids are sick. Hope all better by Easter!

  13. That word's a mouthful. Would have to rehearse saying it before popping it out in public. Here's to a healthy Easter. I hope.

  14. Good word! It does sound like something that doesn't make sense :D

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  15. Creepy story. Also, great that your boys are doing better. Have fun this week.

  16. LOL That's a creepy ending.

  17. I had never heard of this word, but I like it!

  18. New word and creepy narrator. Glad your boys are better. I miss the Easter Egg hunts.

  19. Didn't anticipate the suitcase end! Glad to hear your children are better.
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  20. cacodoxy -you have got to be kidding- what a great word.
    I would love to think I would be able to pull it out in a conversation but ...

  21. I often write the 100 word pieces... but I did not know the name drabble. Interesting... I loved your piece - especially the last lines! it would not let me enter as wordpress.

  22. I LOVE your drabble! You really caught the warped and brooding character of a sociopath. Creepy & awesome!! Sorry to hear about sickness at your house. I hope everyone gets better soon, and Happy Birthday to your son!!

  23. Sounds like the birth of a serial killer to me!

  24. Love the twist to your creepy C-post!
    Great drabble!
    I love drabbling - the first fiction writing I ever did was the drabble.