100W Sprint Heat 2


J.C. Martin, the Fighter Writer, is hosting the Oracle Olympics, in connection with her new book, ORACLE!

Oracle

Here’s the rules:

  1. Write a 100-word (exactly) short story based on the prompt(does not include title or prompt).
  2. For each week, post your completed story on your blog by Friday 10.00PM GMT, and enter the URL for the post in the Linky which will be provided.
  3. Every weekend, all completed entries will be put up to the public vote. Voting ends Sunday 11.59PM GMT.
  4. The top two voted writers of each week will move on to the 100W Finals. (To make up 8 finalists like in the 100m finals, the two highest voted losers from all 3 heats will also make the Finals.)
And this heat’s prompt is The water barely rippled as she entered…” 
 

Alone

The water barely rippled as she entered. Her naked body gleamed like marble in the moonlight; stars trailed across the bright sky, reflections danced in the calm water.

She had left the man’s bed following her whispered confession. Later his face had frozen in grief. 

“I will miss you.”

In silence she made her way down the path strewn with autumn leaves, the colours dulled in the darkness.

Pondering his fate her lover buried his cheeks in moist arms and soaked shirt cuffs.

Star light still governed the heavens; he found the path still cluttered with debris.

The water barely rippled as he entered to join her.

 

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3 Responses to 100W Sprint Heat 2

  1. Jenna Jaxon says:

    Wonderful piece, Sue. Very evocative, sad and sweet. Great job. I wish I had time to participate! Good luck on your entry!

  2. Hi Susan. One word came to mind – bittersweet! I love the mood in your piece and your word choices.

  3. bluerose says:

    Oh wow, I love this! The second paragraph says so much. I love the way you worded it.

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