100 word drabble – Romance Writers Weekly

100 word drabble – Romance Writers Weekly

Welcome to another installment of Romance Writers Weekly! The fabulous Veronica Forand, author of the riveting Untrue Colors, wanted a bit of flash fiction this time around. The challenge is a 100-word drabble featuring the words: spring, coffee, and lizard. Did you land here from the lovely Susan Scott Shelley‘s? If you haven’t read Rekindled, you need to get on that right about now.

Alright, here goes 100 words.

dane_mh2Spring forward my ass. Karen gave the clock the evil eye. She could’ve sworn more than twenty-two minutes had passed, but nooo!

Why her boss insisted on having the Monday meetings at four, she’d never understand. She cursed every minute of the hour she’d lost to daylight savings. Plus the ten-minute wait while he “drained the lizard.”


There wasn’t enough coffee in the world to keep her focused. Pick up the dry cleaning. Renew your registration. Dry hump Craig from IT.

What? He was freakin’ hot.

He grinned like he could read her mind. “Riveting, eh?”

Oh yeah. “Totally.”

Head on over to see what the delightful J. J. Devine cooked up for you today. See you next time!


  1. Nice job. I didn’t know you were also dry humping Craig from IT.

  2. “Drained the lizard” LMAO Great job.

  3. Okay, I learned a new phrase (Thank you urban dictionary), now I just have to find a way to use it. LOLz. Loved this.

  4. Drained the lizard! That’s a new one for me, too. Dry hump I’ve heard. Maybe done. LOL.

  5. J.J. Devine says

    LMAO, loved your take on ‘lizard’ this was terrific and exactly how I feel about Daylight Savings Time LOL

  6. Susan Scott Shelley says

    Xio! I loved this story 🙂

  7. Well done, Xio! What a hoot!

  8. I love the why you used lizard! Cool story!

  9. Carolyn Spear says

    Forget the lizard! I love the way you created a feisty female character and set the scene in 100 or less.

  10. I would never thought of using “lizard” that way – great touch! Loved your 100 words – fun and sexy. Good stuff!

  11. I’m a big fan of drabbles and that was a very amusing one. Excellent use of the words!

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