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Saturday, October 16

Last Chance

Today's post is my entry into this week's 100 Word Challengehosted by Velvet Verbosity. The 100 Word Challenge is an exercise in which we write exactly 100 words in response to the weekly prompt word. Click the link to read the other entries–good stuff over there! 
This week's prompt was "vague"

His hands fumbled on the delicate clasp, and it took longer than he would have liked to fasten it around her neck. He could feel her impatience tugging at the chain. When she turned to smile up at him he started to speak, but he hesitated, letting the moment pass. “Thank you, Daddy.” she said, giving him a quick hug before returning to her raucous group of friends.

She wore the simple necklace for that birthday and many more. She never had more than a vague idea of the gift's true meaning or the price he paid that day.


  1. On the day my teenaged daughter goes to her first homecoming, you're trying to make me cry, aren't you? well played Tinfoil, and well written. Truthiness font.

  2. Lovely. Simply lovely. I can so identify with this one. It sounds so familiar.

  3. Thanks, Cake, and thanks, Sarah. I appreciate it. I don't have children, but as a grown daughter it is written from the perspective of what I realize now.

  4. So many emotions left unspoken. Lovely piece.

  5. You did a great job, it left me wanting more. Really, I want to know the whole story!

  6. Thanks everyone, and thanks Jennifer. What a wonderful compliment for a writer to receive. When I know the whole story, I will be sure to consider sharing it. :)