Drabble Day – LIGHT

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 “LIGHT”; where we find that, sometimes, being kept in the dark is the kindest thing…


Slowly, Paul Zajatec surfaced from the depths of sleep. He could feel the pressure of bandages over his eyes.
“How did I get here?” groaned Zajatec.
A hand touched his arm and a sweet voice soothed him. “Don’t worry, you weren’t permanently injured. You’ll be up and about soon.”
Reassured, Paul drifted off to sleep.
Some weeks later, the nurse with the sexy voice was unwinding the bandages. With each turn, more light worked its way through the cloth. Finally Zajatec’s eyes were uncovered and he blinked away tears until his vision cleared. When he saw the shark-toothed smile of the ‘nurse’, Zajatec screamed…


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 – LIGHT

  1. tara tyler says:

    can i laugh? that was a cruel joke for poor zajatec!

  2. Dana says:

    Poor guy–what a horrible discovery.

    Nice drabble!

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