A drabble is a piece of fiction constrained to exactly one-hundred words. I use these short works to hone my brevity.
Long into the quiet of the evening you find your way into my studio.
Already I have my knives laid out for you.
The restraints are perfunctory, so thoroughly have you been enthralled.
I could carve love letters across the canvas of your skin until daybreak, but all too soon you need to stop, need it all to stop, please just stop...
So we cling to one another as you weep, and when tears finish I walk you to your car.
I need not say the words when my actions speak for me.
"I love you," they whisper and chant.