Drabble Day – SEEK

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 “SEEK”.

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Billy is a GOOD BOY! Billy runs around inside, looking for something that is WRONG. It has been a long time, but Billy doesn’t get tired, Billy is a PROTECTOR!

There, in the corner of this passage, something is WRONG! Billy sniffs it. Billy tastes it. Billy barks! He needs to make sure that MASTER hears; that MASTER knows that something is WRONG.

Billy wraps himself around the growth and, howling, collapses in on it, crushing it.

Throughout the body, all of the other Billys hear their brother’s last howl; then they carry on, seeking out anything that is WRONG.

Billy is a GOOD BOY!

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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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7 Responses to Drabble Day – SEEK

  1. tskraghu says:

    open to many interpretations! i imagined white blood cells!

  2. Dana says:

    I thought the same as the previous poster. Nice job!

  3. dmlbooks says:

    Thanks for the comments. It wasn’t supposed to be white blood cells per se, more tiny nanobots with the intelligence of dogs…

  4. Alyssa says:

    Office days always make it easier to post, lol. 😉
    This is a nice Drabble Day post.
    Thank you for sharing!

  5. tara tyler says:

    i got the dog right away. still not sure what was wrong…? could be so many things!

  6. Ryan says:

    I was thinking “dog,” too. “White blood cells” works. The theme can certainly allow for varied interpretations. Nice!

  7. Aheïla says:

    “Dog” came through pretty clear for me too. The rest left me intrigued which makes it all the more interesting to revisit the drabble after reading other people’s interpretation.

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