Drabble Day – VISIT

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 is my entry into this week’s prompt, which is “VISIT”.


The Whitechapel street is slick; a combination of the exudations of the pea-souper made bright by the scarlet fan spread beneath my subject.

She’s the fifth of my creations this visit. The fifth and the finest.

It is time to leave; and so I wipe the blood from my scalpel and place it carefully in my bag. The streetwalker is laid out artfully upon the cobbles, and I take one last look before tapping the enamelled pin on my lapel.

The ship’s computer operates the transporter and I leave London behind.

I have many more worlds to visit, but I like Earth.

I’ll be back…


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 – VISIT

  1. Aheïla says:

    How interesting! I’ve been juggling with Jack and Whitechapel in a few stories/songs/poems/other creative venture. I’m not sure why.
    Anyway, I really like your take on both the subject and the prompt!

    • dmlbooks says:

      Thanks a lot, I’m glad you enjoyed it.

      It was only after I wrote and posted the above that I remembered the “Wolf In The Fold” episode of Star Trek (maybe I was gripped by psychography…)

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