Saturday, April 8, 2017

G is for Guideline

For this year’s A to Z Challenge, I’m writing drabbles based on words I got from a random word generator.  A drabble is a short piece of fiction of exactly 100 words.



“This is against the rules,” Regina whispered.  Her blue eyes were wide as she glanced around to make sure the coast was clear.
Nigel waved his hand dismissively.  “Rules are guidelines.  Entrepreneurs always break the rules.”
Regina shook her head as Nigel mounted the bicycle.  “This isn’t the same as starting a business or inventing something,” she warned.
“It’ll be fine,” he insisted.
It turned out that some rules existed for a reason.  Regina went to visit Nigel after he got home from the hospital, a newspaper in hand.  The headline read “Local Teen Shatters Femur Jumping Chasm on Bicycle.”


  1. That was a fun short story. Excellent work. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Ha! The daredevil refused to listen to the voice of reason, and so he paid the price!

  3. He had a funny idea of entrepreneurship!

  4. At least he followed through :-) Happy A-to-Z-ing.

  5. Good story & clever ending. Have a great weekend!

  6. Well done on writing such a good story in 100 words - very impressed indeed :) I'm celebrating the A-Z Challenge this week! Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

  7. Amazing the amount of action packed into so few words!

    G: Galapagos & Glacier Nat'l Park
    DB McNicol, author & traveler
    Theme: Oh, the places we will go!