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Saturday, October 9


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 "handsome"

At the end of a gray October weekend she told him with tears in her eyes that she didn't think she could do it anymore. She was tired, emotionally exhausted by her own jealousy and anger. He smiled and told her that her eyes were beautiful in the sunlight, reaching to wipe away a tear. “They look so green” he said, then a moment of hesitation before he kissed her goodbye.

He had never looked so handsome as the day he let her go. He just tucked her into her car and walked away. The next week she turned 21.


  1. I like this. It is so well written.

  2. nicely done. I remember when I sent my own daughters off to live their own lives. It can be so hard. :)

  3. Usually, people would write, about the turning of 21 at the beginning. I like how you used it at the end. It speaks to a timeline, a state of mind, and where her life had a a crossroads. Awesomely written.

  4. Gosh, thanks. Cake, it is good to see you around again. I thought you'd r-u-n-n o-f-t forever! Nice vacay?

  5. yes and no. mostly yes, but the no was HUGE. I'll write about it later.

    I posted something for handsome