Disclaimer: I do not in any way own or profit from the characters or settings of Thunderbirds. They were created by Gerry Anderson, and the copyright is held by Granada. These stories are for my own entertainment and that of others.
Author's Note: These drabbles were inspired by the prompts on LiveJournal's 30 beverages community. They were written over a period of three months, from July 18 until October 30, 2006, and posted at the prompt community. Some drabbles also involve prompts from LiveJournal's fic simplicity community and as I wrote those, I posted them in both places. I coined the term "cross-prompting" to explain the idea of using prompts from more than one community, and I was the first to complete the 30 beverage challenge, writing drabbles for each of the 30 prompts. When they were finished, I published them, one at a time, at Fanfiction.net from November 1 to November 30 the same year.
A drabble is, by definition, a writing exercise where an author tries to create a scene in just 100 words. Each of these drabbles counted 100 words according to Open Office, which is the word processing program I use. For most of the entries, I also counted by hand. I've grouped them here by fives, and each individual drabble mentions the prompt or prompts that inspired it, as well as any Thunderbirds episodes linked to it.
The splash page art is by my daughter, whose artist alias is StarJ. It is inspired by Prompt #19, The Real Thing, and is used with her kind permission.
I hope you will enjoy these little glimpses of life in the Thunderbirds world.