Wednesday, October 9, 2013

100 Words: Making Your Mark

She drinks a glass of wine for each person who’s forgotten her name, eats a soggy crab puff for everyone who stumbles over it.

When Janine from Accounting—with whom she’s had pleasant discussions in the past—looks right through her, something deep inside her chest warms, expands, bursts.

She drains the last of her wine, wades into the crowd.


Jackson Robins is the firm’s most eligible bachelor, subject of water cooler fantasy. Gripping his tie, she pulls his lips flush to her own. Silence falls like a bomb.

Come Monday, her name will be imprinted on every tongue. 

Written for VelvetVerbosity's 100 Word Challenge: Anonymous.


L. M. Leffew said...

This is fantastic. It works so well in concise form and it really packs a punch. I really enjoyed reading it.

L. M. Leffew said...

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed.

L. M. Leffew said...

Love this. Just discovered you through Yvonne who left a comment on my blog and somehow it led to you. I'm so glad that it did. I have a passion for these tiny tales and look forward to getting to know more of you work.

L. M. Leffew said...

Thanks and welcome. Glad to have you along. :)

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