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The Cat Has Spoken

While practising my typography skills, I had a little conversation with the cat in the photo 😸

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Human, what are you doing?

Who gave you permission to defile my face?

You think this is funny do you?

Well, I am NOT amused.

I demand you stop this tomfoolery immediately!

I do not approve of those fairy colours!

Enough, I strongly object with prejudice!

I will be leaving now!

What nonsense.


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Story © Dr Tanzelle Oberholster

Drabble: 53 words

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Flying Stalker

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You know of the fiend I am taking of here?

The one who is impossible to unhear,

And opens a flood of swear!


Drabble: 25 words

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Three Lucky Bugs

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I have searched near and far

To bring you three little lucky bugs in a jar

They will bring you good luck and inspiration galore!

Keep them with you and know that it is you that I adore!


Drabble & Poem: 38 words

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Your Worth

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The words of others

are a reflection of them

not an evaluation

of you


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Drabble: 14 words

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My Silent Refuge: An Observation during Meditation

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The rain patters against my shell.

A distant roar of thunder reverberates against my shield.

My breath rises and falls to the ebb and flow of my mind.

Another crash of waves on my shore.

The sea of chatter pulls away once more.

Don’t indulge the nagging, let it through – in by the front door, out by the back.

Don’t serve the whispers tea, let them be.

Falling back into the silence, dust settling around my sanctum.

Another breath. Rise. Fall. Ebb and flow.

An inner sanctuary, solely mine, accessible anytime.

Truths only understood during my brief moments in silence.


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Drabble: 100 words


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Dear Narcissist: I’ll take My Happiness and Go Tanzelle Oberholster Mind Frame Shift anddnasci.wordpress.com

Dear Narcissist: I’ll take My Happiness and Go

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In a world of black and white, where anything anyone does is wrong and only you are right.

From your subjective deluded perspective you have but one objective.

Spite, vengeance and scorn swirl within your heart’s storm.

Always having the last word and endlessly casting blame.

All an attempt to gain your rightful empty fame.

An endless spiral of self-destruction until tatters of every soul remains.

I endured.

I reject your words of false accusation and unfounded lies.

I cast you from my life and reclaim happiness as my prize.

For you despise yourself more, than anyone else.


Drabble: 98 words

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Begryp: ‘n Afrikaanse Gedig / Realise: an Afrikaans Poem

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In die feëwoude

Raak dit al hoe benouder

Want voëlneste word verwyder

En hoeveelheid inwoners al hoe kleiner

Is daar geen verligting?

Aan die oprigting?

Daar is geen meer bome

Vir die beeldskone

Woudgeeste om onder te dans

Deur die dag en saans

Niemand gee om

Want die mensdom is stom

Hul kinders gaan eendag kommer

Oor hoekom hul sit sonder

Enige iets om te bewonder

Alles wat mooi was, is nou weg

En nou is slegs, ‘n dorre land hul geboortereg

Omdat ons nie kan begryp

Hoe ons besig is om onself aan die aarde te vergryp…


Drabble: 98 words

© Dr Tanzelle Oberholster

Written during my highschool years / Geskryf gedurende my hoërskool jare: 2003-2007

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PS: The automatic ‘translated’ version of this poem is majorly messed up – LOL!

Basically it speaks to the idea that our unsustainable ways of living (materialism, consumerism and the ever expanding cities) is destroying the forest in which the sprites and fairies dance. Consequently, our children will have nothing to admire, because all the beauty of the world has been lost. Their only birthright would be a barren wasteland, if we do not realise that we have to cease our needless selfish ways.

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Writing Journal of a Scientist: Run The Ink Dry (Drabble)

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No piece of writing is worthy of destruction – yes, it may be cringe worthy, but half-formed ideas hide between the bad grammar and spelling mistakes. These precious little insights will be nourished when the water of the muses flow. Crumbs of inspiration quickly transform into beautifully composed pieces. Never throw away any article of writing you felt compelled to manifest. Place the offensive piece of ink on paper in a dark drawer if you must. Let it grow there, like a fungus. Soon there will come a time when these little writer’s blights will provide the antidote to writer’s block.


This post was featured on TheDrabble!

(words: 100)

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Writing Journal of a Scientist: Whose Drabble Is It Anyway?

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A fitting lighthearted post to start the new year. A drabble is a 100-word writing piece, which explains a concept fully. So, for my own amusement I decided to take up the challenge, maybe even dabble in a bit of drabble more regularly on this blog. Drabbling is quite appealing to me, because I think that we take ourselves far too seriously at times, trying to communicate ideas over tediously long-winded articles. Perhaps we should remain focused on the matter at hand, only relying on the concept itself in order to fully preserve the essence of our message, and cause.


(words: 100)

PS: WordPress doesn’t even recognise Drabble as an actual word! My First Blog Post (A Writing Sample from the Journal of a Scientists) was just short (or long) of being a Drabble as well, only 25 words over the limit!

Shout-Out: ‘Whose Drabble Is It Anyway?’ was inspired by The Drabble

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