Sunday, October 9, 2011

Lemony Snippets: A Series of Delightful Drabbles

Welcome to our new Drabble column. We decided that since drabbles are loved so much,
we should give them a home. We introduce to you, our brand new Lemony Snippets page.
Each week, you can click on the LS page to get up to date with the drabble craze.

New to the Drabble genre? Not sure of what a drabble actually is? Let me help you with that.

Wikipedia's definition of drabble:

A drabble is an extremely short work of fiction, exactly one hundred words in length, although the term is loosely used to indicate a short story of fewer than 1000 words.  The purpose of the drabble is brevity, testing the author's ability to express interesting and meaningful ideas in an extremely confined space.

Basically the author is challenged to put the most information about their story into as few words as possible while telling an intriguing tale. We (the fanfic world) use the term drabble very loosely. We pin the drabble term on stories that are over 100 words per chapter as well as 1000 words in length. A drabble is typically any fic with very short chapters and updates regularly. Regularly meaning daily, multiple times a day or every other day.

Please enjoy the following drabble recommendations that Kitty Vuitton and Surething302 have gathered together and reviewed for you. From all of us at The Lemonade Stand, we hope you have a great week!!

With all my lemony love,


All Nighters by Cara No - Rec'd by Surething302
Edward Cullen needs a new assistant for when he travels. When Charlie, close friend and business partner, suggests Bella, Edward doesn't hesitate. After all, he knows what a bright young woman Bella is. His ex wife even used to babysit her. Drabble fic.

CaraNo keeps you entralled with wonder, questions, lust and intrigue as she walks you through this tale of a younger Bella and an older Edward. She starts us off with a little background on the two and we come to learn that though Bella is younger, she has always carried an attraction to Edward. This serves to keep things quite interesting when we find out just how attracted Edward is to Bella, when she steps into his office for a job, no longer a girl, but a beautiful, confident, intelligent woman. Follow these two as Bella ponders sinking her claws into Edward as he tries to keep his professional relationship just that. Just how long can Edward go without slipping up and giving into his desires for Bella? This one certainly heats up, quick. ENJOY!

Might Have Been by Mrs. Robward - Rec'd by Surething302
"Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: 'It might have been'" A drabble-ish fic about that. Living, loving, moving on, but always wondering... what might have been.

Mrs. Robward is known for her heartfelt stories and she will not let you down with her first drabble, Might Have Been. Hang on for an emotional rollercoaster as she takes you through the last nine years of Bella and Edward's lives. You will laugh, cry and want to throw your computer, but it's so worth the ride. Do yourself a favor and don't miss out on this one. You won't regret it.

Offside by Savage 7289 - Rec'd by Kitty Vuitton
Edward's the star keeper for the Forks High School soccer team, and is already being scouted by leagues overseas. Bella's just moved from Phoenix and interferes with his…focus. Soccerward lives! Rated M for the good stuff, of course.

Offside is a story that will not only pull at your heart strings, but also make you want to ball your fists in anger as you meet the different characters in Edward and Bella's lives. They both have secrets and dark pasts, but their passion for each other may be able to push all those demons aside.

Once Upon a Desire by bornonhalloween - Rec'd by Kitty Vuitton
Edward's discovery of Bella's hidden cravings changes everything. Will she give up what seems to be the right choice and give in to her heart's true desire? A modern day, twisted D/S Cinderella story told in alternating BPOV and EPOV drabbles.

BoH takes this Cinderella story to a whole new level with OUaD.  The UST that builds with each chapter as we learn more about the desires that bind Edward and Bella to each other. I found this story to be completely erotic and yet no physical contact was made between the two lovers.  Not only do they have secrets, but their social lives also play apart in their future together.

The Champagne Club by Shahula - Rec'd by Kitty Vuitton
She is a waitress, he is a member. An intense attraction leads to a forbidden, steamy romance. The world is changing but not fast enough. What will happen if the champange bubble bursts?

Step inside The Champagne Club where we are taken back in time to early 1960's and we enter a Gentlemans Club.  As Bella begins to learn the ropes of being a new "Kitty" she also learns that the rules are always meant to be broken.  And Edward is the perfect person to break those rules with.

SIDENOTE: The Plan by QuantumFizzx isn't typically considered a drabble but we feel that QuantumFizzx did inspire a lot of writers out there, to go for the shorter chapters with a daily update challenge, so we pay homage to her, as well, today.

The Plan by QuantumFizzx  - Rec'd by Surething302
Obsessed but unnoticed for over a year, she puts a plan in motion to catch the eye of corner-office Cullen. That's her plan. Fate has another plan entirely. B/E Rated M for a reason. Most chapters are short - it won't feel like 73

The Plan was the first ever drabble story I read and I was hooked on them from that point on. Bellas plan to seduce Edward is put into motion as she takes on being his assistant when no one else seems to be able to handle his tough personality.  The situations she gets herself into are funny and while the story is mostly short chapters, never once did I feel like more information was needed to know exactly how these two people were feeling about each other.  This is by far a wonderful story to check out!

Here are just a few more drabbles that The Ladies of The Lemonade Stand have enjoyed as well:

FMW is a previous Fic of the Week winner here!
Every morning he watches her run past his house. He wants her. She has no idea.

Worship is a previous FOTW winner here!
"Age shouldn't matter. When you meet the person that completes all the unfinished parts of you, it shouldn't matter about anything else." The story of a brazen young man, an invisible woman, and an unholy worship. E&B, AH, rated M, drabble-ish type fic.

Don't miss this one, it's HOT!
A modern day story of a Romeo and his Juliet. A tale of love and woe told in 100 word drabbles daily. Will this love affair end in tragedy too? Edward and Bella. AH.

This one is getting tons of buzz right now, it is HOT!
She's the swim instructor who teaches the Daddy and Baby Classes. Although he's a forbidden man, her attraction to the new daddy, Edward, is instantaneous. Can Bella drown her libido and maintain her professionalism? B x E x H2O equals slippery when wet.

KEV is a previous FOTW winner here!
Sequel to OUaD. Can Edward/BV/DP and Isabella/omk/Princess find everything their hearts and bodies desire in each other? With their fairy tale beginning behind them, can they step into real life together and live kinkily ever after?

Ladies are loving this one!
It's senior year in High School. Finally, says Edward. He's above it all. Enter Bella, the new chick without verbal filter. It's a thin line between love and hate. EPOV and BPOV. 3 chicks, 3 dudes, 6 virginities. Let's pop some cherries.

previous FOTW winner here!!
Edward is the single dad. Bella is the new babysitter. Full *DISCLAIMER* inside. Rated M for content. AH

We hope you enjoy our new home for LEMONY DRABBLE RECS!!
Thank you so much for visiting, please come back!!

1 comment:

  1. Loving these drabbles while I read the longer stories. Thanks!