Saturday, April 18, 2015

P is for Prattle



I have another drabble for you today.  For those of you who don't know, a drabble is a story told in exactly 1oo words.

Today's word: PRATTLE

Prattle is defined as talking at length in a foolish or inconsequential way.  My friends and I prattle a lot, so I'm familiar with this word.

Enjoy!  Or don't, I suppose.  It's up to you!

Prattle

    “The apocalypse is supposed to happen next week,” Aaron says cheerfully as he skips another rock across the pond.
       Laney laughs.  “Wasn’t it also supposed to happen a couple of years ago?”
    Aaron nods.  “Yup.  If people keep saying it, someone is bound to be right eventually.”
     “That’s true.”  She takes her shoes off one at a time and dips her toes into the cool water.
     “How do you think the apocalypse will happen?” he continues with a grin.  “Will it be zombies?  Aliens?  Earthquakes?”
      “Hmmm.”  Laney taps her chin.  “Chocolate shortage.”
      They continue to prattle until sunset, perfectly content.

7 comments:

  1. This is the weekend before the last full week of A to Z. You’re amazing for staying with us this long. Thanks for your commitment. You’re almost there. This event only happens once a year, so rest up and get ready for the home stretch!

    Stephen Tremp
    A to Z Cohost
    P is for Paranormal Vs. Supernatural

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  2. Chocolate shortage is indeed the end of the world! :) I love the word prattle.

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  3. I agree. If the chocolate stops things will get ugly! And fast! Great word and a fun story.

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  4. I know some people who would think that is the end of the world.

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  5. I love the word and the story. All the best for rest of your letters...
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  6. A chocolate shortage would be the end for me!

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