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Once Upon a Drabble

Summary: Come one, come all! Drabbles of death, life, love, laughs -- all short, all meticulously written, and all starring AF and Co. R, R, & R.

Chapters: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

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Disclaimer: I’m Eoin Colfer! *people throw tomatoes* Oh, so no one’s buying it? Fine. AF IS NOT MINE. NOT. MINE.
Well, I liked Ann’s idea, and I’ll just be starting a series of drabbles that I shall hopefully update more frequently than my other fics because… drabbles aren’t supposed to be that long. They’re all about random topics and whatnot. Enjoy!


She didn’t allow herself to think too much. In fact, she tried not to think at all, letting her focus meander on the screen and watch the jagged line that raced up and down, never pausing. Sometimes the lines were ragged, others smoother. She full well knew that she was wasting her newly-refreshed magic supply by shielding for such a long period of time, but she couldn’t be seen in a Mud Man dwelling with Mud Men all rushing about in their crisp white outfits. So she watched, just watched, until the line was barely moving, barely there. And when it finally stopped, she left, not trusting herself to keep silent when placed before the scenario of him gone.

Gone, dead, away to the supposedly better place. For the line had stopped and ceased movement, and lay dreadfully straight.

Chapters: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

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  1. 1 made me sad, 2 made me warm and fuzzy, 3 made me smile, and 4 made me gasp. Judging by that, none of those were fails and I can’t wait for an update! No mistakes (duh, it’s the grammar nazi we’re talking about). I was surprised when I saw that you actually WROTE something… JK. 😉

  2. awesome stories but i show no emotion it actually depends on how you people write stories to me not the grammar and spelling stuff so stop judging my stories on grammar and spelling people!(sorry about that) anyways… good good very good story love it even though i show no emotion for it…
    Hope Fowl out! peace!

  3. ILoveFowl: Aww, thanks. I’ve updated since then, hope you like.

    Hope: The reason people might lecture you on grammar/spelling/caps/punc/spacing is because it’s part of the site rules. Sometimes, people’s spelling can be so ridiculous you don’t have any idea what they’re saying. And if your grammar is off? Commas save lives and prevents cannibalism. This is one of my favorite exambles —

    “Let’s eat Grandpa!”
    “Let’s eat, Grandpa!”

    The first one says that we are actually going to eat the person’s grandfather. The second one says that the person is talking to their grandfather and is inviting him to eat. There’s a bunch of examples like that. The point is, grammar and spelling are still very important. That’s the way the world goes ’round.

  4. 5 made me “awwwwwwww”, 6 made my snork (which is when you try not to laugh at something, and you try to feel pity, but it’s so funny you laugh, then inhale the laugh up your nose, then make a pig-like sound. It’s very embarrassing), 7 made me roll my eyes, and 8 made me silently fume at Minerva for not liking Holly’s eye. Win ;). UPDATE MORE!!!!!

  5. Hermione Fowl May 7th, 2011 at 3:51 am 5

    The endings for some weren’t that good. Some, like Bouquet, were really good, but others just didn’t seem complete.
    I am very proud of you. You have written sad drabbles, something I do all the time. Bouquet was probably my favorite, or Stop.

  6. I love the first one! I like how you just suggested that it was Holly and Artemis, without giving anything away. I got that it was a hospital in the end, so good job! I’m going to read the other RIGHT NOW! 😀

  7. I thought they were interesting.
    Okay! I reviewed! Bye!

    LOL when people tell me to pleasepleaseplease do something, I make do it in the simplest possible form. Now, since you’re one of those few people who has visited all my stories, and left reviews, I will do a real review. Okay. *deep breath* here goes:

    I enjoyed these drabbles. To me, a writer who rarely fills up a whole page, these aren’t drabbles, but who really cares? You can never judge a book by it’s title. I think you are a really good writer. When I was reading one of your stories, Mom had to call me several times to come down for dinner. I would have to say that Eyes is my favorite, by far. Not that the others aren’t great, this one made me really feel Minerva’s emotion.

    Now that’s a real review. ^^

  8. LEPreconGirl May 7th, 2011 at 11:39 pm 8

    I laughed SO hard reading bouquet and… Ummm… The one about tomatoes being vegetables! Some made me sad, some mead me roll my eyes at the characters. Great job!

  9. ILoveFowl: Don’t worry, I’m on it! *grins*

    HF: Yup, I loved writing Bouquet. Stop, though, made me feel awkward. I’m still not quite used to angst… maybe that’ll come in time. Which endings seemed incomplete?

    hiholly: Aw, thanks. I hoped it’d been obvious enough.

    Elfie: I was considering doing Eyes from Artemis’ point of view first. It started out as “Artemis, being a very logical person…” etc. Then I was going to make it about Holly. It didn’t feel quite right, so I changed it to Minerva and wrote a different ending. I’m glad you liked it. Oh, and yeah, that happens to me too. My parents keep calling me down, and I’m like, “WAIT! I NEED TO DO THIS!”
    Har de har. I totally understand your situation. Sometimes, they’re like, “You spend so much time on the computer! Do they even pay you to be editor?” Honestly, it’s more of a privelege, not my living.

    LEPreconGirl: Wow, I really need to get a nickname for you. Hmm… nothing comes to mind. Thanks for the support. (insert smiley here)

  10. Drumroll!! I’d say this deserves a..5!!! some of your best work,WE.

  11. Hermione Fowl May 14th, 2011 at 3:33 am 11

    Gravity had an incomplete ending-it just seemed like there should be more.
    I like Special. I felt so sorry for him.
    Chapter 9, I’ve forgotten the title, could have been longer. I was very confused by that one.
    I really like your drabbles. They’re better than your long fics. 🙂

  12. FantasyDevourer May 17th, 2011 at 3:19 am 12

    I loved the stories. They’re amazing and I love they’re easy to read and have almost no punctuation and grammar issues.

    🙂 Now I want to comment on the comment about the commas.
    I read about the cannibalism and the Grandpa and started laughing each time I read it over.
    Keep it up, the stories are amazing!!!!!!

  13. LOLZ!!! They’re all good. But so short…It would’ve been better if they were longer.

  14. LOL!!! I didn’t quite get it, but still I like it! Awesome! Update sooner please!!!!!! Pretty please with a sim cherry on top!? 😆

  15. Hermione Fowl May 18th, 2011 at 8:06 am 15

    aboveground-It’s two words.
    Cold-Use a thesaurus. Saying cold over and over, unless it’s the title, is not good.
    Other than that, I loved the update. You said you didn’t like it, but I did. And fans are what matter. Did you know Gin (the singer? have you heard of her?) hates one of her songs, but sings it anyway?? Bet you didn’t know, or care.

  16. These are amazing. So cute and short and (some) horrifying. Update more pleez?

  17. Orion: Aw, thanks. XD. Glad to know you liked ’em.

    Hermione: Really? Gravity was actually one of my favorites. Anyone, complacent means ignorant to danger. I used No1 because I think he was the most innocent and ignorant in the books.

    Fantasy: I didn’t really understand the last part of your comment, but thanks anyway!

    21bub21: Haha, that’s the point of a drabble. Short and sweet. You’ll find 100-word drabbles, or 5000-word drabbles. They vary. I try to make the ones here short. Thanks!

    Snape: I try, but finals — *groans*. Plus, I hate the new format. Oh well, right?

    HF again!: I could’ve sworn Eoin merged it in the books — oh well. I didn’t notice my word repitition, XD. Maybe I should make one called “cold”. Some of them I DO like, though, and then others I hesitate to post them up.

    ILoveFowl: Got it, got it… will do… maybe. (You’re all going to kill me now, eh?)

  18. BoboParadizo May 22nd, 2011 at 1:24 am 18

    LOL! I loved the anger management song!

  19. LEPreconGirl May 22nd, 2011 at 8:01 pm 19

    Anger mamangement song? OK. Free? OK. Special? Pretty good. Target?

    I LOVED Target. To me, it just fits Juliet so well! I can picture Madame Ko asking her trainees that, and can imagine the constant repetition of Head, Heart, foot, dominant arm, and neck. The dummies thing is probably true, and Juliet’s reluctance to kill really seems to fit her. She’s a wrestler, but you still get the parts where “And for a second, she was worried she’d actually hurt her friend” or something like that, I don’t hace the exact quote.

    Keep writing WE, and I know, finals are EVIL sometimes.

  20. UPDATE OR FACE MY FOWL FARTS *breaks out in an uncontrollable fit of giggles* jk jk I wouldn’t use my fowl farts on you, you’re to nice to be farted on (Gosh i sound gross) I really liked them all, but one of them seemed incomplete, can’t remember which one though 5/S

  21. FantasyDevourer June 1st, 2011 at 3:19 am 21

    Well, one thing that I think was bad-ish. In ‘Interruption’ you used ‘chirp’ too much. Other than that, I love them!!!
    Okay, well the chapter thing has messed up my story so much, I have to re-type it, thats why it’s not on the list of posts, and well it’s all glitchy, but at least it didn’t make your story BLACK like mine!!!

  22. BoboParadizo June 1st, 2011 at 3:52 am 22

    Ya, the chapter thingy wont work for me either. 🙁

    oh, on the last one, warmth, maybe you could have myles or beckett do something goofy @ the end…idk, just a suggestion…
    I liked! UPDATE!

  23. Fowlfan4ever June 23rd, 2011 at 1:46 am 23

    Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My Favorite is ~temper~. It’s SO funny!!!!!

  24. I figured out the chapter thingeh! *faints in shock* You start with < and end with the opposite arrow. Does that help? 🙂

    Anyway, I think Bouquet, Special, and Temper are my favorites. Temper is just funny, while Special is sort of sad, and Bouquet is funny/sweet. Especially since I'm allergic to pollen, too. XD

  25. BoboParadizo: Thanks! I was actually pretty insecure on that one, so all you people out there that assured me you liked Temper… Grazi, mon ami! (I don’t speak French. XD)

    LEPreconGirl: Thanks! I really want to center in on everybody, so that’s what I came up with for Juliet. It’s practically her entire personality — how she’s so strong and resilent, but unwilling to hurt others. Good news, though — today was my last day of school! YEAH!

    FM: It’s OK, I don’t mind. XD.

    FantasyDevourer: Nice name, by the way. I did (use the word “chirp” too much)? Didn’t notice. Thanks for pointing that out, I may or may not fix it. Depends on how I’m feeling and how much time I have.

    Bobo (again): Mm… I don’t know. I think I’ll leave it as is.

    Fowlfan4ever: Haha, wow. Enthusiastic much? XD

    hiholly: Really? Because I tried that. It doesn’t show up in my fic, but it does when I’m editing. Still doesn’t work.
    PS. Pollen allergy people, UNI — *sneezes* GET THAT FLOWER OUT OF MAH FACE!

    More to come… hopefully. My summer’s packed, sorry!

  26. FantasyDevourer August 12th, 2011 at 2:53 am 26

    Arty’s such a romantic failure. Bird poop. Heh.

    Course, if you continue with the romantic A/H stuff I’ll gladly read it, I seem to have a weakness for that stuff. (You’re not bad at it!)

    No mistakes I saw, but maybe you can put Interruption, Target, Can, Warmth, and the last one (Where’s the name? Or is it still part of Can?) in different chapters? Unless the thing doesn’t let you do more than 12?

    Anyway…5/s. Think I already rated it before, though.

  27. 9 made me sad,
    10 reminded me of myself,
    11 made me ROTFLOL,
    12 made me mad (how dare he?),
    13 made me sympathetic,
    14 made me smile/sniff,
    15 made me grimace but laugh,
    16 made me choke on air laughing.

    You are truly amazing.

    Update or I will kill you in the most gruesome way that I can possibly think of, which have happened to me in my nightmares so I know how much they hurt… Hmmmmm….whacking over the head with a frying pan….cutting into little pieces with a rusty knife…getting torn up by an angry lion…drowning while being eaten by a shark…

    And these are only this week’s dreams. (I could give TungstenMessiah a few ideas.)

  28. Fowlfan4ever/Evie September 17th, 2011 at 8:50 pm 28

    That’s not very nice, ILovefowl. But you do have a point. I said the same thing ’bout them. Please do update!

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