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.
Ohhh. So much angst this week with this challenge. She’s not happy, is she and Jim is a neat freak. Do it, Sarah. Do it! Love this, Judee. Volumes spoken between the lines. ❤ ❤ ❤
So glad you like it Tess. Yes, I was hoping for some angst in there. Thanks for the read and comment! 🙂
You are more than welcome, Judee.
This is cool. In just those hundred words you write volumes about the characters and their relationship.
Thank you Laura, so glad I got the message through. It’s not easy with 100 words, but that’s why it’s called a challenge, lol!
I think Sarah needs to take a break. I hope that’s what the suitcase is for. Lovely story Judee; you’ve lost none of your flair.
Thanks so much, Sandra. I feel a bit rusty, these came more easily when I was doing them regularly. I have to say it feels good to be creative again. 🙂