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 Post subject: Name the Drabble
PostPosted: 28 Feb 2014, 00:15 
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How to play:

1. Go on the Home page of the SDL.

2. Click the Random Story

3. Pick a quotation - relatively short, but not so short that it could be any drabble.

4. Post it.

5. And for God's sake, REMEMBER WHICH DRABBLE YOU GOT IT FROM! That was mostly, I must admit, for my benefit.

The object of the game is to try and guess which drabble it came from, title and author. You don't have to go over the site with a fine-toothed comb trying to find it, but if you think you know it, go for it.

The person who guesses it finds the next quotation.

No clues may be given, only "Yes" or "No" to "Is it...?"

Also, if you recognise it immediately as one of yours, do keep it under your own hat to give the other players a chance.

I'll go first. Don't worry, I have written it down!

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This afternoon had been no different, and the two boys had set out as soon as they possibly could, carrying the basket between them and merrily singing boy scout songs as they walked –at least within earshot of the chalets where Joey's friends lived. As soon as they felt safe, David would cheerfully start teaching Mike a new verse to the long and somewhat rude ditty he had indulged his cousin in a rendition of on the first day.


Pob lwc! (Welsh for "Good luck!")

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Drabble
PostPosted: 28 Feb 2014, 00:18 
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Ooh, is that A Freudesheim Murder Mystery?

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Drabble
PostPosted: 28 Feb 2014, 00:22 
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Dang. I was also going to put "don't make it too obvious", but I don't know whether I've done that or not. Yes, it was.

Your turn.

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Drabble
PostPosted: 28 Feb 2014, 00:25 
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Someone the Younger wrote:
Dang. I was also going to put "don't make it too obvious", but I don't know whether I've done that or not. Yes, it was.


I know how to use technology to my advantage. Perhaps I'm a naughty molpy and it's cheating.

Okay, well, next:

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It seemed ages and ages and ages that they were in the dark. Ted comforted Odette as well as she could, but she herself felt scared, she felt sick, when was this going to end? She was getting dizzy, all the blood left her face, she suppressed the scream inside her.

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Drabble
PostPosted: 28 Feb 2014, 00:29 
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Oh, God. Is it possible to be c**p at your own game? I may have just proved that it is!

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Drabble
PostPosted: 28 Feb 2014, 10:23 
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Someone the Younger wrote:
Oh, God. Is it possible to be c**p at your own game? I may have just proved that it is!


I can easily have difficulties with As Many As You Can (my own game). And of course, it's easier if you've read more drabbles on SDL.

And back to the quote.

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Drabble
PostPosted: 28 Feb 2014, 12:00 
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Maybe if you're having trouble you could try to name the author of the drabble rather than the full title? Sometimes writing styles are identifiable. That said I still have no idea…

Further thought - Are we allowed to identify it it's our own drabble?

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Drabble
PostPosted: 28 Feb 2014, 13:49 
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Ooooh I know I have read it. I think they are in a lift, and it was a day girls drabble? But not at all sure who wrote it or what story. (Hopes desperately it wasn't one of mine and that's why I remembered it, I don't THINK it was!)

ETA : ha !! I was right - and I NEARLY got the author right too - Minim, Stuck! For the Day. Girls challenge "Two Characters Stuck in a lift"

I had to refresh the home page twice to get a random story as both times it was one of mine :-D another time I would just chose what came up, but as the last one was minim and was minims I thought better to chose someone elses.

Here is the next one ...

"Lucy did not enjoy her cold bath and could not see the point, since there seemed to be plenty of hot water. The bathroom in the Professor's house had been vast with an old-fashioned bathtub and the only way to have a hot bath was for huge jugs of hot water to be brought up from the kitchens.

'All done?' said Jack. 'Oh my, you can't leave your cubey like this. Matey will be on the warpath.Let me help you.' Together they tidied the cubey and humped the mattress, so that it would meet Matey's high standards.

ETA. 2

May (I so wanted to write can...) I suggest that

a) allow some questions so people can sometimes work it out that way if they don't recognise the quote, so that would also cover Finn's suggestion that say if you can guess the author, as then people can guess within that author if confirmed?

b) if it isn't easily guessed in a day or so, put another quote from the same drabble ?

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Drabble
PostPosted: 28 Feb 2014, 15:17 
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That one is easy! Dizzy Miss Lizzie's first Miss Marple crossover, where Joey is in charge of an exam-rigging scheme. Can't remember the title but that is surely enough to win points? :)

Eta agree with all your points, K

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Drabble
PostPosted: 28 Feb 2014, 17:29 
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Oh damn! I chose a bit with the name Lucy in, thinking it might differentiate it, but forgot about Lucy the sleuth!! You are quite right that that could have been from that. It wasn't however.

Here's another bit...

'It's the Chalet School and it's the middle of the night,' said Jack. If you want to stay, there's a spare bed, because Jos is in the San with a bad cold. Then we can look for your Mr Tumnus in the morning,' she added, being a kind-hearted girl, who saw Lucy's distress about someone who was obviously close to her, although he did have a weird name. And what was all this about wicked queens and wolves?

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Drabble
PostPosted: 28 Feb 2014, 20:51 
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Damn, and I was so sure!

I have no idea who wrote a Narnia crossover...

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Drabble
PostPosted: 28 Feb 2014, 22:19 
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Think it's called Lucy visits the Chalet School or something very similar, but I can't remember the author either


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 Post subject: Re: Name the Drabble
PostPosted: 28 Feb 2014, 22:35 
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Lucy Goes to the Chalet School by cal 562301

It's ages since it was posted but I do remember enjoying it. Well worth a look.

Your turn ivohenry!

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Drabble
PostPosted: 28 Feb 2014, 22:42 
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“What we really want is a murder, or a spy, or an invasion – or something like that,” A explained wistfully.

“Well, there is a War on,” pointed out B. “Surely that’s exciting enough even for you.”

“Yes, but we don’t get much out of it. I mean, we have rationing, and the gardens, and air-raids sometimes, but all that’s practically normal now. I can hardly remember a time when there wasn’t a War.”

“This School has had enough of the War, if you ask me,” It was C’s voice that contributed this point. “What about the time Bill and Mrs. Maynard and that crew had to run for it from the Nazis? Or when Corney and her lot nearly got squashed by a German plane? Or when they got bombed crossing the Channel?”
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I've put A B and C for names to make it a bit more difficult


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 Post subject: Re: Name the Drabble
PostPosted: 28 Feb 2014, 23:00 
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That sounds suspiciously like Augusta. I'd say…Augusta Meets A Spy (not sure if the title is correct) :D

ETA: Abi says it's Augusta, so I'm going to look for a drabble of my own now! But will wait for ivohenry to confirm.

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Drabble
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Yes, that's it, even without names it was an easy one. I did hope that calling them A B and C would be a bit confusing as I thought you wouldn't expect me to put A for Augusta.

Now you can have a go!


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 Post subject: Re: Name the Drabble
PostPosted: 28 Feb 2014, 23:56 
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Right! Here's mine. Also doing A B and C:


Shortly before 9am the civilian head of the hospital escorted A to the room where the nameless victim lay swathed in bandages, tubes delivering nutrition and medicine to the gaunt body. Her hair had been shaved just above her left temple but the strands visible on the right were dark brown with golden roots. The features, though thin and pale, were very familiar.

“Jesus, Mary and Joseph, B!” whispered an anguished A. “What have they done to you?”

The eyelids flickered for a couple of moments then opened to reveal deep blue eyes.

“God, A, what the hell kept you?”

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Drabble
PostPosted: 28 Feb 2014, 23:59 
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*waits impatiently for a drabble to guess, I like this game, good idea Someone!*

*looks hopefully at Finn to take a go*

Eta oooooh. That could be a shesings one ? *goes to check*

Yes! Knew I recognised it. Shesings Wartime Meeting Lifetime's friendship drabble.

http://www.sallydennylibrary.co.uk/view ... hp?sid=517

Will go and find one...

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PostPosted: 01 Mar 2014, 00:06 
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Ha! After getting rid of another of mine this was the mext choice...

If you had gone into a certain little Jewish restaurant on the very edge of Soho, one fine afternoon in July 1926, if you'd ordered bagels and coffee and sat by the window, near that little dark corner with the tiny etching of Jacob’s vision of the angels, where two young women, one big and dark-haired, the other slight and fair, were talking animatedly, and if you'd shut out the Yiddish chatter from the table on their other side and listened hard, you just might have heard the following conversation:

“Let me make perfectly sure that I understand you, Marjey. You want me to leave London, go out into the godforsaken wilds of Austria, become part of the staff of a tiny, elitist little boarding school for girls and teach the kids how to draw?”

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Drabble
PostPosted: 01 Mar 2014, 00:43 
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T&M Part I! Yaaaaaay! I was waiting for T&M to come up. I think I shall pop if one of mine comes up.

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