Hi again, and welcome to the second Seasonal and Topical Drabble Thingy!
I’ve been having a look at the BBC’s On This Day pages for the week Sunday 31st January to Saturday 6th February. A couple of stories stood out for me, and they’re giving us this week’s prompts.
In 1953, on February 5th, sweets finally came off wartime rationing in the United Kingdom.
In 1974, on February 5th, the newspaper heiress Patti Hearst was kidnapped in California, US.
In 1983, on 31st January, seatbelts became compulsory in the UK in most circumstances.
So the prompts this week are:
I hope you can find some inspiration somewhere in there!
I’ll be having a go after the school run, but in the meantime, if you’re interested, have at it!
Post your drabble as a comment to this post, and if you have any ideas for future seasonal prompts, let me know by PM. I may also use the occasional completely random prompt if something occurs to me.
You can write any fandom or original fiction, any pairing or none.
You don’t even have to write in English if you don’t want to.
Please note that if you do choose to write in another language, I can't promise to comment beyond a simple "Thank You", although I will do my best via Google! A rough translation would be lovely, but is not essential. The translation does not have to be 100 words, nor does it need to be polished or “good English”. Just the gist is fine, to put across the idea.
Oh, and I should mention, so long as you are confident that your response meets one of the prompts, that’s good enough for me.
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