These drabbles were written in
response to the 2006 Tracy Island Writers Forum's Drabble
Challenge. TIWF members voted for their three favorite
drabbles and MCJ took 1st place with her second drabble.
Choose three of the following
six topics and write one drabble for each of the topics you
chose. You will wind up with three 100-word drabbles on
whichever three topics you chose. Here are your choices:
Scott during a rescue (could be his thoughts, someone
observing him, something he's actually doing, etc.).
Virgil while playing the piano (again, could be his thoughts,
someone observing/listening, etc.).
Gordon's and Alan's relationship as brothers (one or both of
them thinking about it, one of them thinking about the other,
someone else ruminating on their relationship, etc.).
Lady Penelope (either her thoughts or someone else's about
her/what she does, etc.).
The Thunderbirds (perhaps the ship's actual POV or someone's
thoughts about one or all of them, etc.).
Parody drabble (anything goes, parody style).
and Gordon as Brothers
nods and the other smiles, we prepare ourselves for the
inevitable. When one shrugs and the other frowns, we know to
leave them alone. But right now we have a distress call and
it's time to brief them on their role.
and look attentive. The glance between them says it all. This
is not the time for pranks or petty argument. They need to
stand beside their brothers and bring those people home.
becomes a smile.
becomes a nod.
leave the lounge together with the flash of an identical
hand controls the trigger. The warning is made clear.
believes he has something belonging to International Rescue
and any movement will be his last.
of sweat gather on his forehead.
passes down my spine.
I watch in
trepidation as a tiny camera is surrendered from the palm of
his trembling hand.
eloquent word of "thank you" precedes his inevitable dark.
When he wakes he will remember very little.
me from the shadows and entrusts me with the camera.
accomplished and please pass on her fondest regards to my
Thunderbird 5's POV
I drift up
here in the nothingness where time will never know meaning and
distance has held no bounds.
silent existence I am integral to the world of International
I am the
vessel where the theories of the Universe are carefully
thought out and challenged. I am the prison that separates the
desires of those with burning love. Above all, I am the reason
so many people still have the ability walk upon this earth
when fate decreed it was time for them to die.
am Thunderbird Five.