Sunday, October 17, 2010

100 Words: The Contrast Of White On White

The 100 Word Challenge is a challenge. It usually involves 100 Words. You can find it here. This week's starting point is the word "vague". My entry is called "The Contrast Of White on White", which is cribbed from a Counting Crows lyric.

I was moving the grocery bags into my car in the October sun. She was holding a cell phone to her ear, windows down, her hands gesturing, plum colored nails flashing.

“No, you don’t get it. No!”

I was listening- pitying whoever was on the other end of the call. She was pretty, with warm skin, brilliant eyes, and fire red lipstick. Her white earrings sparkled.

“I know she’s your wife! I matter, too! No more vague promises! When are you going to leave her?”

I watched her berate him, sliding through this fragment of her life like a ghost.

1 comment:

  1. Whats awesome and intriquing together times 10? Great entry. I like the eavesdropping into drama combined with the pity of the predicament. Wellwritten. I wish There were a few hundred more words of this.

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