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Sunday, January 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 "stabbed".

Kate had spent the last hour waiting at her window table, watching cars go by. The lunchtime noise drowned out the bell on the front door. When she finally glanced around she saw her friend, looking long and lean in jeans and cowboy boots, slowly making her way through the crowd. She stopped at each table to address the patrons personally.

Ellie caught her eye and gave her a smile and wink, mouthing “sorry”. As Kate rolled her eyes and stabbed the last onion ring with her fork she wondered, again, if anyone here ever got in a hurry.


  1. They must be in the south. I don't think anyone here is ever in a hurry.

  2. Nothing more vexing than a friend who doesn't respect your time.

    Well done - well written piece.

  3. I see a really interesting southern gothic fiction piece starting. I want to read more. Good 100, TIN.

  4. Wow, thanks, Lance. Some of my faves are Southern Gothic. Maybe that's where the influence comes from. Hmm.

  5. stabbed the last onion ring . . .
    yup, that's frustration. Sadly, I am usually the one making my way through - stopping to talk to everyone. I'll try harder, I promise. :)

  6. pretty frustrating, waiting so long and then having it taken for granted. poor onion ring. :)

  7. Social butterflies .... at least she lost a chance at an O-ring. Maybe that will teach her :)

  8. Heck, I don't know. I'm feeling like we all need to slow down a little.

    I loved the texture in this piece.