Tuesday, September 15, 2015

HER SMILE


Our host Barbara W Beacham provides the challenge. All you have to do is finish the story using 100-150 words, not including the sentence provided. 

Don’t forget to use the opening sentence… This challenge runs from Monday to Sunday!

Get creative and have fun finishing the story!

Please include the photo with your bit of flash and a link back to the original post. 

Now have some fun!

Today's finish the story begins with:

“From her small balcony, the witch watched the world go by.”




HER SMILE


“From her small balcony, the witch watches the world go by.”

     You think you're safe, bitch! Not from me. Mark watched as the object of his lust enjoyed coffee on the balcony of her family's house.

     She'd met him for coffee, but the date ended suddenly when he told her he thought their children would be exceptionally good looking, after all, they were both perfect specimens.

     She'd refused to consider another meeting. He apologized, tried to laugh off his comment, but she wouldn't listen.

     Mark fiddled with the guns scope, but soon he had her sighted. She looked right at him and smiled. Mark hesitated.

     At that same moment, another driver lost control of his vehicle taking Mark's option from him.

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     A nurse wiped the spittle from his chin and wheeled him into the sunshine. Paralyzed from the neck down, Mark can only watch, but all he sees is that smile. Her smile haunts his every conscious and unconscious moment.



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150 words
Yolanda Renée © 2015

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20 comments:

  1. Now that is a grenade thrown into the ring. Poor ole Mark with those tears falling horizontally. Love what you do with these prompts Yolanda!

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    1. Hi Denise, your suggestions always make sense, thanks!

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  2. Mark should have learned to take up a better position lol

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    1. Yeah, off the highway, wasn't far enough out of danger, but then again she's a witch. Maybe no where was safe! :) Thanks Pat!

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    1. Hi Alex, Karma is a witch, I mean a bitch. :)

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  4. I really like the twist you took with this prompt. Too bad about Mark but I think he deserved it. Glad he wasn't able to kill the witch. Now he is haunted by her smile. Great story Yolanda!

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    1. Thanks PJ, I like a twist every so often.

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  5. Hi Yolanda. Geez, sometimes I am having a hard time leaving comments with my Wordpress ID. I wanted to say that I like the way you introduced the witch near the end of your story with her magic powers. And it had that dark touch thrown into the mix.

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    1. Sorry Deborah, for the hard time. Sometimes blogger can be a real bitch too. I wish I could make it easier, I love comments and hate folks try but can't, and then never do. Thanks for sticking with it!

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  6. Well sorry, Mark, but you deserved it. Another gem of a story.

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  7. Yikes. Looks like he got his, I'll say.

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    1. Sadly yes, sometimes pay back is forever.

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  8. Hi human, Yolanda,

    You continue to be pawlific in your pawsts, my fine human friend!

    If it aint guns causing pawblems over there, it's the irony of a passing motorist to reduce a gun fatality but leave the dude relying on liquid food.

    Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

    Penny xx

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  9. Well he certainly deserved that. There should be more witches around to take care of nasty people like him :-) Great story!

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  10. Very well done Yolanda! I was not expecting the bit at the end, and I have to say that it tied up the entire story into one neat tale. Thank you for participating in the Mondays Finish the Story challenge. Be well... ^..^

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  11. Mark is a tad sensitive and basically crazy.

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