Drabble day – Analogy

The challenge is to write a drabble (a 100 word story – give or take five words) based on the theme of “Analogy”. Rather than looking simply at the term in grammar, I took a look at the root of the word:

Analogy (from the Greek “ἀναλογία” – analogia, “proportion”) is a cognitive process of transferring information or meaning from a particular subject (the analogue or source) to another particular subject (the target).

And so, in the strange way that my mind works, here is my Drabble…


The old man, found guilty of corrupting the youth, looked deep into the eyes of his most favoured pupil. He smiled encouragingly, reassuring him. The student bowed, passing over the goblet containing the elixir.

Raising it to his lips, the elder drank deeply and immediately felt its potency flowing though him. The pupil took the goblet and their eyes locked. For an infinitude of time, the two minds were as one. With a last gasp, the old man died.

Socrates looked down at his former shell, then spoke to the physical part of himself that was Plato. “Come, we have work to do…”


About dmlbooks

Dennis M. Lane is a British writer who left the shores of the UK in 1986 and hasn’t looked back since; he has now lived in South Africa for eleven years. His first poetry collection “8 Million Stories” was published in November 2010, followed by the collection of science fiction poetry and short stories “The Poring Dark” in September 2012 (two of the poems have been nominated for the 2013 Rhysling Award and another for the Dwarf Stars Award), his first novel “Talatu” in March 2013, and “The King’s Jewel” the first book in the five novel “Helix Key” series in August 2013. He is currently working on Helix Key Book 2 and a second collection of short stories (entitled "The Unmedicated"). When not writing, Dennis enjoys narrating and voice acting and recently set up Dramatic Voice Productions in order to take his interest further. To relax Dennis watches old movies from his extensive DVD collection, his three loves being science fiction B movies, Hong Kong martial arts, and anime. He has been presenting “A Review from the Jacaranda City” since May 2011 and has looked at classic old movies from “On The Beach” to “Creature from the Black Lagoon”.
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5 Responses to Drabble day – Analogy

  1. Ooh, that was an unusual take on analogy – literally transferring himself from one body to another. I like it! 🙂

  2. tskraghu says:

    Yes, a pretty unusual and imaginative take on something that went beyond death!.

  3. Ryan says:

    By your own admission you took a novel approach to the concept and made it entertaining and thought-provoking.

  4. Aheïla says:

    Very interesting take on the theme! That’s what I like most about the drabble challenges, I think, the insight into how different creative minds work a subject.

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