Monday, June 18, 2012

100 Words: Another Day on the Job

Raen’s spent days shadowing her mark, watching him, blending into the background—another hunter come south for the game—waiting for this moment.

Pre-dawn. The mark leaves the tavern, weaving his way toward the inn.

Kneeling in shadow, Raen nocks one of her specially treated arrows, watches the mark until her focus narrows to a single point on his body.

When the arrow pierces his neck, the world rushes back. She pulls air into her lungs; it’s cool, fresh. And despite the tremor in her muscles, she thinks she could run the miles back to Vale to collect her payment.

For Velvet Verbosity's 100 Word Challenge: Invigorating


L. M. Leffew said...

Nicely crafted!  That's an unexpected place to find invigoration, but it works really well.

L. M. Leffew said...


L. M. Leffew said...

Thank you.

Last night, my husband said to me that he thinks I try to "corrupt" whatever prompt I'm given.

But, hell, that's where the fun lies. :)

L. M. Leffew said...

 Thank you. :)

L. M. Leffew said...

Oh my! I expected him to get away and be invigorated, but it makes perfect sense when we get there for her to be invigorated by her success.

L. M. Leffew said...

 Straightforward is no fun anyway. 

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