Wednesday, March 09, 2011

100 Word Challenge: "Shot Down"

Velvet Verbosity's 100 Word Challenge has been certified by the Sheen Institute to contain more Tiger Blood than any other writing challenge. The word this week is ample, and my entry is called "Shot Down".

"Wingman," I said under my breath. Ah well- beats staying home, right? I sidled up behind my mark, hovering just over her right shoulder. Trey set his sights on the willowy blond sipping wine, while Bri had the brunette who keeps hiding behind her bangs, eating a salad. I tapped my target on her shoulder, sighing inwardly as I checked out her ample thighs and considered my role in tonight's debauchery.

"Hey," I said to her smoothly. "I'm Samuel."

"Hi," she said, giggling. "I'm married." She indicated her blushing friends, as my friends plied their trade. "They're both single, though."


  1. been captured the feeling well.

  2. Intriguing seeing the other side of the ritual. Nicely written.

  3. Seems your wingman's luck has run out...the poor guy.

    Excellent tidbit!

  4. I agree with Tara, I never thought of it that way. I thought ALL guys were ALWAYS eager to jump whatever stood in front of them. Beautiful or not.

    Sorry, just had to take advantage of that opportunity vent for a minute :P

    Nice writing!

  5. very well written. I can picture this scene well.

  6. Thank you. I liked the notion of the "easiest" (read: most desperate) one in his eyes turns out to be impossible to "get".

  7. love this. My daughter and I chuckled over the concept this morning as we had our coffee and writing time. Together we said "Awwwww" in sympathy.

    And - then . . . hahaha

    but it is nice to hear it from the other side of the fence, so to speak.


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