Tuesday, April 11, 2017

I is for Ivy

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.



“How was your camping trip?” Toby asked, his voice sounding somewhat distant over the phone.
“Okay, you know I love ivy, right?”  How could I not?  My name is Ivy.  I have ivy tattooed on my arm.  Anyone looking at me for the first time could guess my feelings on the subject of ivy.
“Yes?” Toby asked, his words tinged with confusion and curiosity.
“I might have to reevaluate that opinion,” I said bitterly as I scratched at the itchy, blistered skin on my arm.
“Oh, yes.  Poison ivy has betrayed my love.  No part of me escaped unscathed.”


  1. Oh no! How could the ivy turn against its namesake and biggest fan?

  2. My father's mother was named Ivy. Though she would never admit it, I would not be surprised in the slightest to learn that my mother may have at one time or another called her "Poison" Ivy.

    I - Independent Republic of Manitoba

  3. LOL! For once I could see it coming.

    I: Isla Mujeres & Indiana
    DB McNicol, author & traveler
    Theme: Oh, the places we will go!

  4. I can't even *look at* the stuff without breaking out! Poison oak, either! Yuck! Great story, though! :D