Thursday, February 18, 2016

100 WC: "Paper"

[The 100 Word Challenge continues with this week's entry, "Paper". This story is called "Roar"]




"Besides, it's only a piece of paper," he said, staring into the computer screen. She could hear the roar, tinny and detached, of a dragon.

She thought about her little sister's wedding, the stupidity of the blue dress and heels and hair and makeup. She thought about standing in the line, blinking in the sun, waiting for all the pictures to be taken, itchy and awkward. She thought about the sheer weight of the occasion, the way it seemed to make her sister into a real adult, the pride shining on their mother's face through her tears.

"Yeah," she said.


6 comments:

  1. Such a simple thing... a little piece of paper.

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  2. I really like this. 'the roar, tinny and detached, of a dragon' perfect!

    And I've just figured out where your blog name comes from. Paul Simon. Great song :)


    Ally

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  3. oh, that age-old sentiment - it's just a piece of paper. But there is so much behind that piece of paper. Well done.

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  4. Oh, nice! Yeah, that little piece of paper...it has so much weight though, doesn't it!?

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  5. Goodness--a Warcraft Widow, and not even married! That piece of paper is so NOT just a piece of paper.

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  6. Just a piece of paper. Filled with so much more than expected. I could feel her frustration, nicely played.

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