Friday, May 18, 2012

The Return of Velvet Verbosity's 100 Word Challenge!

Though she has yet to involve a robot like our friend Lance, the mighty Velvet Verbosity, bloodied but unbowed, fresh from battling Russian cyberpunks and making the world safe for her wordnerd minions, has returned to the field of 100 Word Challengedom. This week's word is "fragile", and I call this entry "Like Copper, Like Tin, Like Lead."

"Divorce?," Ella repeated. She had heard the word, but it suddenly had a flavor she didn't remember. She stared at the place in front of her, where the sound waves that came from her mouth had traveled. Words were such fragile things, she thought, just a waving of some molecules, a gentle sweep of air pressure changes that fill the room and then fade away. The word she said was now attached to an idea, though, thoughts and feelings and concepts in her head, weighted down like copper, like tin, like lead. Solid and unbreakable.

"Yes," her father said.


  1. You've returned to the Challenge with a powerful 100 Words.

  2. This is really good. I like it very much.

  3. Oh I missed your introductions. ;) Liked this piece - somber and powerful.

  4. I felt like the character was hardening over the course of the story as she dealt with a moment of realization. Moving from fragile and light to heavy and strong as she took hold of those metals.


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