Well, maybe not a drabble a day, but I’m going to aim for 20 drabbles over the course of the month.
Each week, I’m going to choose a particular Harry Potter character and focus the drabbles on that character. I think it should be an interesting exercise, and I hope that it will keep me writing.
This week’s character is Remus Lupin. I’ll be doing a handful of drabbles with Remus between the first of May and the seventh. When I have a bunch, I’ll post them together on the archives. In the meantime, I’ll be posting them singly here.
Drabbles are one-hundred word mini-stories. Sometimes people use the word “drabble” to describe any kind of very short story, but technically, it should be exactly one-hundred words, not including the title. There are also double-drabbles of two-hundred words, triple-drabbles of three-hundred, etc. I’m not going to hold myself to one-hundred words, but the word count of each little story must be a multiple of one hundred, and I am limiting myself to a maximum of five hundred words. If I can’t keep it to five hundred, I’ll put it aside to develop into a longer one-shot. But rather than meticulously hand-count each word and determine whether hyphenated words count as one or two words, for the sake of simplicity, I will just use WordPerfect’s word count.
Here is the first in the series of drabbles. This one is a double-drabble.
“Of the Family Canidae”
Remus sat back against the shed’s rough wood, the ground hard beneath him, the misting drizzle dampening his hair. Continue reading
I have posted “The Fifth Gryffindor” to fanfiction.net this week. This one-shot is, I think, a bit different from most of my fics, in tone, focus, perspective, and style.
We hear about the Marauders, James Potter, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, and Peter Pettigrew, but there was a fifth Gryffindor wizard in their year. Here’s his story.
Characters: James Potter, Sirius Black, Peter Pettigrew, Remus Lupin, Severus Snape, Edward Burton.
“The Fifth Gryffindor,” a Maruders’ Era fic, is now available to be read on An Archive of Our Own.
We always hear about Potter, Black, Lupin, and Pettigrew, but there was a fifth Gryffindor in their dormitory room. This is his story.
This evening, I was updating the page with the list of my fanfics, and I realized that I just did something I never thought I would do: I wrote a fic that is, at least implicitly, DH-compliant. “The Fifth Gryffindor,” … Continue reading
I have posted a new one-shot to the Petulant Poetess, “The Fifth Gryffindor.”
We always hear about Potter, Black, Lupin, and Pettigrew, but there was a fifth Gryffindor in their dormitory room.