A drabble is a piece of fiction constrained to exactly one-hundred words. I use these short works to hone my brevity.
I tell all my lovers the same thing: "Do as I say, and you will never need to worry about money again."
The lure of wealth can make anyone attractive. For a time.
Invariably they see my plain cottage, simple fare, and aged attire.
"Where do you bury your money?" they wonder.
I only ever smile and offer them an axe. "Chop firewood for me."
As the questions grow, I answer the only way I know. "Carry this water bucket for me."
The foolish leave, assuming there is only a lie.
I'm waiting for the obedient one that listens.