How it all began...

Years ago my writing group instructor gave us the assignment to write a Drabble. "A what?" we asked. “Oh, that will be easy,” I thought. Well, one week after struggling, and struggling even more, to compose an intriguing but concise story of exactly 100 words—no more, no less—I fell in love with the form. Now, more than a decade later, I’ve published my first book—A Twist of Lemon—and have become passionate about inspiring others to venture into this little-known but incredibly fun and challenging form of microfiction.

What could you do with 100 words, I wonder?

(By the way, you just read a Drabble!)

The "I Have a Dream" Drabble Writing Contest is On!

It is with great honor and reverence that we remember one of our country’s most influential leaders with one of the most powerful literary art forms today…The Drabble

Deadline: January 15, 12PM EST

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Praise for...A Twist of Lemon

READERS' Favorite

Absolutely brilliant!

With each short story,

I was held breathless, often

not expecting the ending.

You will not

be disappointed!


AMAZON Readers

Filled with surprise twists that keep you wanting more... 


These gems were like Lays Potato Chips-you can't read just one!


ickedly funny, suspenseful, intense, and intriguing, you will be immediately drawn into to these one hundred word stories—aka


“drabbles”—masterfully crafted by Arlene Duane Hemingway. Every word has been carefully chosen for style and content to create mesmerizing tales and characters. Covering a range of topics and emotions, this collection of 100 of the briefest narratives provide plenty of food for thought with enough love, hatred, malice, surprise, humor, deception, reckoning, treachery, and mystery, for all. If this is your first experience with microfiction, you will soon be hooked. If you are already a fan of the genre, prepare to be delighted. 

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