Today is posting day for Patti Abbott's drabble challenge. A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words. You'll find links to all the stories on her blog http://pattinase.blogspot.com/2012/06/drabble-challenge_16.html
And here's mine. The final product is nowhere near what I started out writing, but that often happens with drabbles as you cut and trim, and choose just one word to replace three. Drabbles are perfect for learning how to write tight.
COME DANCE WITH ME
by Sandra Seamans
Frankie entered eternity knowing heaven was not his destination. The men, whose lives he'd stolen, had sealed his fate long ago. But a wisp of heavenly music whispered hope.
He followed the hymns to an abandoned church, stained glass windows shattered and doors blown open. Yet, the choir created an aura of life around the abandoned building. Inside, a woman stood beneath the cross of Christ, her face hidden behind a black veil.
"Who are you?" asked Frankie.
Sweat beaded his forehead as flames licked their way across the floor.
"Yes, I dance the damned into Hell."