Thursday, January 28, 2016

100 WC: "Yes"

[The thin spiral notebook takes up the mantle of Velvet Verbosity's 100 word challenge, and the word this week is "peculiar". This story is called "Yes"]



"Yes," she said, and then fell silent.

Her face was unsmiling, but not entirely serious. She had a small scar on the bridge of her nose. Her eyes were brown, betraying no hint of turmoil. Her cheeks were red from the cold, and her lipstick was brown, slightly smudged. Her legs were long and thick, her wool boots warm, her sweater white and large with a single black stripe across her hips. She looked comfortable, but not serene.

What they were asking wasn't peculiar, but it meant everything to her.

They couldn't tell if she meant it. They didn't care.




[Also of note is Pure Slush's new book "Five," featuring a story by me and on sale now here.]

13 comments:

  1. An intriguing 100 Words. All sorts of scenarios are running through my head. Well done.

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  2. Hmmmmm. This is cause for much thought. What is going on and why?

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  3. Intriguing, yes. Makes me wonder what the next chapter holds.

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  4. Oh, the drama that does go on between people. I hope that each gets what they want and what they deserve which, as you know, are not always the same thing. Thanks for a thought-provoking piece.

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  5. The scene is well captured. Feels reals and live

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  6. Of course the Yes made me think of Molly Bloom...
    Fun piece.

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  7. Yes. Expert baiting, here. We want more!

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  8. okay so..what happens next?! I mean, I have so many different stories painted in my mind from your 100 words! I need to know more!

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  9. They didn't care... how interesting. The answer might be yes... but I have many questions. Well done.

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  10. Intriguing. Got my attention. Enjoyed. Ally

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  11. Interesting introduction. The possibilities are endless here. Nicely done!

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