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What Difference Could YOUR Dream Make in the World?

Now might be the best time to find out…


The “I Have A Dream” Drabble Writing Contest

in celebration of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.

Extended!!! Deadline: January 16 at 12PM EST

Winner to be announced during a group FB Live event Monday, January 18 – 12PM EST


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


What is your dream for the world, our world, your world?

Tell us in DRABBLE form and win a chance at cool prizes!*


A Drabble is a short work of fiction of precisely 100 words in length: a form of microfiction. The purpose of the Drabble is brevity, testing the author’s ability to express interesting and meaningful ideas in a confined space.


Contest Guidelines:

  • Exactly 100 words (not including the title)

  • Must have a title

  • Content must be related to this definition of dream: A condition or achievement that is longed for; an aspiration

  • Must be submitted to: by 12PM EST January 15, 2021


There has never been a better time to awaken the dreams in your heart!


Download 10 Tips for Drabble Writing!

Contest Prizes


  1. signed copy of A Twist of Lemon

  2. 30-minute 1-2-1 session with the team to go over your drabble

  3. $25 Malaprops gift card

  4. winning Drabble published on website and social media.


  1. signed copy of A Twist of Lemon

  2. 15-minute 1-2-1 session with the team to go over your Drabble



1.  signed copy of A Twist of Lemon

Sample Drabbles from Previous Contests

Never Alone

The skies are bluer and foliage dazzles, thanks to lowered emissions courtesy of quarantining. My belief in miracles remains intact and my cup



Urges to help fellowmen are powerfully resurfacing: I’ve made and received offers of assistance, some from unexpected sources. People are serving others in need—many shop, supply, and deliver food and meals, a CEO forgoes his 1,000,0000 plus salary to sustain employees, and medical professionals risk their lives providing round-the-clock care—indicating our species’ determination to survive and find solutions to current mysteries.


Writing is chronicling my life experiences during this pandemic. Is your pen handy?

— Arlene Duane Hemingway

©2020 Arlene Duane Hemingway. All rights reserved.