My First Drabble

One of the greatest challenges of reporting for KYW Newsradio was the 45 second time limit on our reports.  If my recorded piece came out to 55 seconds, I needed to go back to the script and find 10 seconds of copy to cut.  I despised the limit, because I felt forced to boil an often complex story down to meaninglessness.

But it taught me how to determine what was absolutely essential in a story, and how to ruthlessly cut the rest.  This process, I know, can be applied to fiction.  And it was with that mindset that I set out to write my first drabble.

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