Sunday, May 23, 2010

Saturday Centus-No Escape



Welcome back to Saturday Centus!  This meme is really hard, but a challenge is good.  Given a short prompt, we have 100 words to complete a very short story.  For rules, info, and more great stories, go to the fab Ms. Jenny Matlock's blog.  The prompt is in bold, the rest are my words.

I look back over my shoulder, squinting into the late afternoon sun, gawking with stunned alarm at the broad rolling muddy waters of the Mississippi, and the boat which has appeared as suddenly as if someone had conjured its existence. Amazingly, he's at the wheel. With that sickening feeling of dread in my stomach, I realize that he's managed to find me. Again. I thought I'd been so careful this time, and that faking the miscarriage would finally get him to let me go. The boat had been waiting for me as promised, and I'd thought I was free. Icy fear gripped me. I knew now he'd never stop, unless both I, and the precious life so miraculously was growing inside me, were dead.

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17 comments:

Sami said...

Oh wow, looks like there's a loooot of history behind this blurb.. fantastic writing, and very chilling!

Brian Miller said...

oh snap. that was wicked good...so few words yet i felt every one...

mbkatc230 said...

Brilliant! You can feel the dread and hopelessness with every word. Really well done! Kathy

Linda said...

Good writing evoked strong feelings!

Viki said...

Excellent, just excellent. Kind of frightening in a way. I wonder what their story is and why she wants to get away from him so badly.

jeff campbell said...

'Wanna be writer' are one :-) Very nice...dark...are all you ladies on this meme predisposed to darkness? Peace and blessings

Cheryl said...

I like how this could easily link up with your first SC. Beautifully done.

Amanda said...

Love it! And sooooo unexpected.

Terra said...

Oh no. That is so sad, scarry! Way to go!

Lady Banana said...

Oh wow,this is part of a really terrifying story here. I think you should also write the start and end!

My name is PJ. said...

You fit more intrigue and emotion into this teeny story than I've seen in all three weeks! A+

Mister Jenny said...

I second that, A+

cjschlottman said...

Ouch! I can smell the fear. Wonderful.

Tracy said...

oh thats scary

Vicki said...

Turn this one into a movie...
Very good!

Me said...

Fantastic story, you could feel the fear

Jenny said...

Holy cow. I am going to have nightmares tonight. I love the terror in your writing. Really tight.