After seeing this challenge for several months, and reading pretty consistently for about a month, it’s time I stop blog-stalking this group and start putting notes under their windshields.
Friday Fictioneers – a weekly blog link-up.
The Challenge – write a one hundred word story that has a beginning, middle, and end. (No one will be ostracized for going a few words over the count.)
The Key – make every word count.
The Picture –
Her pink painted toes peeped out under the white linen hem. She stared down the path at the shapes under the canopy and saw him, again, leaning against the library table in relaxed concentration.
The wind rustled the grasses and the flowers in her hair as her feet padded along the sun-warmed planks, much like that afternoon on the Huron Boardwalk when their hearts merged inseparably.
She welcomed the cooling shade on her burning cheeks, and reached out her hand to his. He pulled her close and they turned to each other, eyes locked on a promise as lasting as the horizon.
Feedback appreciated. It’s too predictable, if you ask me. I much prefer those I’ve read with fantastic, kick you in the eyes, unexpected and absolutely appropriate endings to this happily ever after (and what the what is up with these happy ending stories that keep taking over?). As much as I tried to warn her to run and leap off the end of the boardwalk, she didn’t want to. Characters. Sheesh.
For this first attempt at a 100-word story, I focused on “beginning. middle, and end” over kick-you-in-the-eyes. I have to leave room for growth somewhere. Amiright?!
What story comes to mind when you see that picture? Join in!
*Featured/Post Image from Adam Ickes
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