Drabble Day – Linchpin

The Drabble Day Challenge is a weekly challenge hosted by http://thewriteaholicblog.wordpress.com/ The challenge is to write a 100 word story (plus or minus 5) based upon a particular prompt. This week the word is linchpin…

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Linchpin

Quentin Butler stood at the very pinnacle of the towering building, looking down onto the city and, in his mind, out across the whole of the world.

All around was chaos; people living their lives solely for themselves. Everything; from angry exchanges at fender benders, to corporations pouring filth into the atmosphere; all was selfishness, all destruction.

His face betraying no emotion, he pulled on the steel grey spandex, the tight material transforming his skinny frame into something wiry. Raising his clenched fists to the sky Linchpin drew the strands of the world to himself.

He would set things right…

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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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4 Responses to Drabble Day – Linchpin

  1. mish says:

    Great imagery ~~ this is the height (no pun intended) of social responsibility 🙂
    ~ MISH ~

    • dmlbooks says:

      Thanks Mish.

      I have to admit that I was struggling a bit with this one. Then it struck me, Linchpin was a perfect name for a superhero (arch villain?) and it just flowed from there!

  2. Aheïla says:

    From the man seeing the world to the hero shaping it. I like it. The description of the world seems like a small augmentation of what we currently live in, which makes it strong and just scary enough.

  3. Tara Tyler says:

    Kick Ass! (pardon my french)

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