What better way to celebrate my one-hundredth post than with a 100 word challenge. 🙂 This week’s prompt from Julia’s Place is: …the suitcase lay open… To see what others have posted, be sure to go visit the challenge page for Week 165.
I had so many ideas for this week’s challenge – I have no idea why I chose this one to develop. I had to play around with it a bit to get it under 100 words. And happily, it is exactly 100 – I love it when I manage to get it to the exact number. 🙂
Precisely (100 words)
The suitcase lay open on the bed, its contents neatly folded into squares and rectangles, each angle a precise ninety degrees. It wouldn’t do to allow a wrinkle or a messy corner to disrupt the harmony.
Jim wouldn’t like that.
Sarah stared at the perfect corners. She thought about what would happen if even one item was out of place.
For a brief instant she imagined herself messing it all up, throwing them into a pile and slamming the lid. Maybe one day, she thought. Can’t stop a girl from dreaming.
But not today. She closed the lid, carefully.