Twas the Night Before… (100-word Drabbles by FWG)

A collection of 100-word drabbles, just for the holidays, from Fiction Writers Group. This free anthology was proposed, compiled, and lovingly formatted by our very own Gary F. Lucas, who also wrote the introduction. Click anywhere in the below poem (also a drabble!) to get access to the free PDF. We hope you all enjoy. Don’t forget to comment, and share with your friends!


Twas the Night Before Christmas, when all through the house
all the writers were typing; it was a madhouse.

Each word was counted; some trimmed here, some there,
in hopes that a drabble, they’d have to share.

One hundred words to use, not a smidge more,
to convey Christmas feelings, but not be a bore.

Tales from the young and tales from the old,
Ideas from muses, spun into gold.

Christmas stories emerged from pens,
eliciting laughter, tears, guffaws, and grins.

Collected they were, formatted and freed,
in hopes that you all would give it a read.

So click on, dear reader! Click on! Click on!
A PDF awaits–it’s sure to be fun!




  1. Thank you for putting this together to create two things I can cherish. First, the challenge of distilling a powerful memory into a 100 word story. And second, now I can enjoy everyone else’s tales, too!

  2. Being sick in bed today, I really enjoyed these cute little drabbles to keep me company and make me laugh, cry, shiver and giggle. Merry Christmas, everyone! (Thanks for making this happen, Gary! Awesome end product!)

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