Drabble Day – Paint

The Drabble Day Challenge is a weekly challenge hosted by http://thewriteaholicblog.wordpress.com/ and it involves writing a Drabble (a short story of 100 words, plus or minus 5) based around a particular prompt. This week’s prompt was “PAINT”.


He is shielded. He is always shielded. A myriad of buzzing drones pack the air above him. Enhanced ‘personal assistants’ surround him. Any vantage point is checked and double checked.

But, he has a weakness.

The ruler of the continent has a son; the apple of his eye, and today is his eighth birthday…

Coco the Clown, securely tied and gagged, struggles, but I ignore him. With a steady hand I finish the face paint and stick on the bright red nose.

I stand up, give myself one last check in the mirror, and then head out to start a revolution.


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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2 Responses to Drabble Day – Paint

  1. tskraghu says:

    delightfully pregnant with possibilities

  2. Aheïla says:

    I like how tskraghu put it so I’ll just say ‘ditto’.

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