Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Won Hundred Word Wednesday.




He itched to clear the ground,

to look out and see nothing

He itched to clear the ground, to look out and see nothing but wide open spaces. He’d daydreamed about it many times. Yet the same awful scene reached his eyes when he looked out his back window.


It would take a bit of work. He would need to pick up a few things since he didn’t have all the materials. Yet.


He glanced back into the kitchen where his wife stood over the sink. She told him he couldn’t get rid of anything, but he knew she hated the sprawling cityscape as much as he did. She’d come around eventually.




Must be since it's nearing Halloween, but I went a little dark on this one.  It's always fun to play around with these prompts. You never know where it will lead. 


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Won Hundred Word Wednesday

October 14, 2015: 


One Hundred words is kinda tough to tell a story in. But sometimes, I have to admit, I'm a tiny bit surprised to see where my brain takes these prompts. 


 The Prompt for this week is:  

Someone must have seen him, because the police were at his door
      


There’s always that one guy. It doesn’t matter where you live, there’s that one person who just tries to get away with too much. Maybe they think they are above it all. Maybe they think they are invincible. Maybe they want that thrill of trying something just to see if they can get away with it.
Most times, it’s relatively harmless in the grand scheme of things.
But not with Bob.*  
Kinda hard to not be noticed when you’re dragging things like a severed leg down the street.  Someone must have seen him, because the police were at his door.

*name has been changed to protect the innocent neighbors nearby

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Won Hundred Word Wednesday.



 Why had no-one ever mentioned Mum's twin?


 
Standing by the casket, I nodded numbly as the mourners passed, offering their condolences. She’d suffered for months, wasting away to almost nothing as she fought the cancer we hadn’t caught in time. Their assurances she was no longer in pain didn’t help.
Now it was just me and Karl since Dad had gone to set up their mansion in heaven a couple years before.
As the viewing drew to a close and the visitors dwindled, I leaned my head against Karl’s shoulder and gasped when a woman walked in the door.
Why had no one ever mentioned Mum’s twin?