Drabble Changes

Our monthly drabble challenge has a difference now: post a drabble and get a ribbon! We are honoring our drabble authors with a 'featured' ribbon for the first month after the challenge closes, and a red 'past featured' ribbon after the next challenge closes. This will be a permanent honor for those of you who entertain us with those delightful 100 word snippets.

Don't know what a drabble is? Think of it as a mini story, or 100 words with a punch line. The current prompt is listed on the home page every month, and check the Message Board on the Drabble forum for details. You can but are not required to notify us there that you've posted. Everyone can play--it's a great way to start writing as well as an exercise in being concise for established authors.

A double drabble is 200 words, a triple drabble is 300, and we do allow those; anything larger is a ficlet.  You can link several drabbles, as long as each section can stand alone. Try it-it's fun!

--Ruas on Mar 01, 2009 09:52 PM 26 Comments

Our authors welcome feedback; it helps to know what works and what does not. The ratings alone aren't much clue-a little note with the stars makes a difference. Leave a rating-and a note about why.

Another feature we haven't been using much is that we can leave answers to news items.

--Ruas on Feb 10, 2009 10:23 PM 24 Comments
New Section on the Forum
Come visit Writer's Corner on the forum, for discussion of the technical aspects of writing and for reference links.

--Ruas on Nov 30, 2007 12:35 AM 9 Comments
September Author Interview is up!
Saturday’s Angel speaks! Come read her answers to our queries!

--Aithne on Oct 09, 2007 10:57 PM 22 Comments
Massive Upgrade
PDS has just received major surgery; we are now adding all the little adjustments that make our site unique. If you can't find something, it may not have been reinstalled yet, but we are working on it. Bear with us, this is a major transition, but it will be SO worth it!

--Ruas on Oct 07, 2007 02:21 PM 22 Comments
August Author Interview up!
Sidana chats with us! She has answered the questions submitted last month by inquiring minds. Want to hear the scoop? Simply click on the Author Interview link to read!

--Aithne on Sep 15, 2007 12:19 AM 25 Comments
July Author Interview
Chaos Dragon has answered all the questions submitted by members of PDS. You can find all of her answers by clicking the Author Interviews link.

--QoN on Aug 07, 2007 11:48 PM 26 Comments

Validation has been turned on, as an efficient way to enforce the ToS and Submission Rules.

So if you notice that your fic doesn't show up in the Most Recent fics list, it means that it's in a queue, expecting to be reviewed by one of the mods or Administrators.

While we'll try to be diligent and validate everything as soon as possible, there is a possibility of delay.

Thank you for your understanding, and we apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

--QoN on Jul 29, 2007 12:50 AM 25 Comments
Drabble Contest
The lastest PDS Drabble Contest has been posted! See the format here, and let your imagination go. Our topic this time: Water.

--Ruas on Jul 18, 2007 01:29 PM 23 Comments
June Author Interview
Something Like Human has answered all the questions submitted by members of PDS. You can find all of her answers by clicking the Author Interviews link to your left.


--QoN on Jun 29, 2007 07:09 PM 20 Comments
It's finally done!

We are glad to inform that we have finally completed the move.

There were some problems with a few updates though and we apologize. We deeply regret the inconveniences. It seems that as we locked the archive to prepare for the last step of the road, the changes hadn't propagated fast enough before the databases were moved and a few chapters were lost.

The problems are now fixed, so you can update and publish new stories trusting with complete confidence.

However, if you notice any bug that had escaped our radar, please do not hesitate and contact us ASAP at .

Thank you for your patience and continuous support.

--Nemhain/QoN on Jun 22, 2007 10:35 AM 24 Comments
Changing Servers

We continue to have some sporadic misfires with the server change. Please bear with us as we migrate. It should not be an issue after today.

Every story, review, member and author information is intact.

--Aithne on Jun 18, 2007 03:07 PM 41 Comments
Moving Servers
As we have learned to our sorrow, our current web host is not as reliable as we need it to be. In order to transfer to a more reliable host with archives that are complete as we can make it, we are TEMPORARILY turning off submissions, as of right now. This state of affairs will persist, we hope, for only 24 hours or so, and then we will have to endure that squirrelly period that lasts 7-10 days, as the servers of the world to find us. We do this only so that anything loaded before the transfer will make it to the new server. Note- the forum will be locked down as well, so that all posts will make the transfer with us. Bear with us- we will make this go as smoothly as we can. The timing is unfortunate, but we need to make our bid for freedom now!

--Ruas on Jun 12, 2007 03:28 PM 27 Comments
June Interview Nominations
Hi Everyone. We are currently voting - until June 12th - on the next PDS author interviewee. Please stop by here and cast your vote for the author you would most like to see interviewed next.

Have someone in mind that you would like to see interviewed? Leave a comment here or on the Message Board thread indicated above.

Not a member of the Message Board? Leave a comment here with your selection and it will be tallied with the other votes. Remember these interviews are for you!!

--triscut on Jun 03, 2007 09:14 AM 26 Comments
May 2007 Author Interview
Winterineden has answered all the questions submitted by members of PDS. You can find all of her answers by clicking the Author Interviews link to your left.

--Queen Of Nightmares on May 30, 2007 02:06 PM 21 Comments