Thursday, August 23, 2012

100 Words: When It's All Said and Done

Working out the kinks.

This week's fiction is a two-fer, written for both Velvet Verbosity's 100 Word Challenge "Relief" and the Trifecta Challenge "Heart."

Via Bob Jagendorf, Flickr.

“What happened?”

Ignoring the question, Eve poured coffee into Ana’s mug and trudged to the other side of the counter to deliver a bill, pick up her tips. By the time she came back, Ana had drained her mug.

Evie refilled it, shrugged. “We fought. He left.”

“You don’t seem too broken up about it.”

“Heart’s not it.” Evie swiped at the counter with a cloth that smelled like old cheese. “It’d been coming for a while. The last half-year has been like tearing off a hangnail. We weren’t even sleeping in the same bed. It’s good that it’s done.”


L. M. Leffew said...

I like the tearing off a hangnail simile; that says a lot about what that time was like. Well done!

L. M. Leffew said...

I can SO RELATE to this..when I was divorced. Phew! Great Job!
Mine is here
Have you a ROCKING AND WEEK!!!

L. M. Leffew said...

I agree with Annabelle, the nail analogy was perfect. Her nonchalance is very telling too. Nicely done.

L. M. Leffew said...

at least this was an end meant to be and came with the time to prepare. and i have to agree, the hangnail analogy was a snag!

L. M. Leffew said...

This is so matter of fact and so true to how a conversation between friends would go. Thanks for linking up. Be sure to come back for the new challenge.

L. M. Leffew said...

Tearing off a hangnail....ouch. I would be glad for it to end as well. Great job!

L. M. Leffew said...

Thank you!

L. M. Leffew said...

Thank you. I'll definitely try to make it back.

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