I recently became determined to write a drabble. As a writer of epic fanfiction, I have always had respect for writers who can do drabbles, but the skill elludes me. What I ended up with was a body of ficlets mostly too long for drabble-length but shorter than even the usual length of my rare short fics. Some are connected to my Rediscovered Hearts AU and some are just random. So I'm just going to post each one separately because there's no rhyme or reason to them so it doesn't make sense to do a "collection".

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Looking Forward

Looking back, he supposed he really should have known. Agreeing to go anywhere with Vala was just asking for trouble. He'd thought, How can she possibly do anything crazy when she's stuck in a seat at the beauty parlor with her head under a dryer? That was a stupid question. This was Vala. Now he was sitting here with his face in his hands listening to her convince 84 year old Mrs. Newman, occupying the dryer next to her, that the way to spice up her marriage was to start wearing lingerie.

He wasn't sure who he felt the worse for—Mr. Newman or the salesclerk. But, he supposed, at least it would give him something to look forward to in forty or fifty years. He blinked. Then he groaned.

"What am I saying?"