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A DRABBLE is a fanfic that contains a specific amount of words -- no more and no less. This generally refers to a work of exactly 100 words. (Meaning a half-drabble would be a fanfic of 50 words and a double-drabble would contain 200 words.)
Often you'll see drabbles written in answer to a Fic Challenge or Contest -- and certain numbers of words will be specified, such as 100, 200, 300, etc. (However a drabble would never exceed the limit of 500 words.)
Drabbles began in British SF fandom in the late 1980's. (The term originates from a Monty Python skit: "Drabble. A word game for 2 to 4 players. The four players sit from left to right and the first person to write a novel wins.")
For the purpose of our community, a drabble is any fanfic that ranges between 100 - 500 words, with an exact count by increments of one hundred words.
100 words = Good
114 words = No good
200 words = Good
250 words = No good