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Saturday, October 6

A glass of water

Today's post is my entry into this week's 100 Word Challenge, hosted 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!

I've been on a long hiatus from the challenge, and blogging too I guess. However this week blog-friend Lance inspired me to step up. 

This week's prompt was inspired from advice from Kurt Vonnegut and inspires us to find our voice. 
Every character should want something. Even if it is just a glass of water."

She lay on her back as the ceiling swirled above her. Her throat dry as a Texas summer, tongue stuck to the roof of her mouth. Shutting her eyes she tried not to think of the sweet, cool relief only 20 steps away.

Day was breaking, casting thin slices of light around the room. She heard trees rustling as the breeze blew through them. She willed her limbs to move but they refused; there was no slack in the rope.

Swallowing hard, she wished he would return but knew he would not. He was fond of teaching her these lessons.


  1. I hope he comes back and lets her out! :-)

  2. LOL. I suspect he will eventually, but I guess we'll stay tuned.

  3. Man,I'm going to have nightmares tonight!

  4. Very creepy. You packed a lot of tension and suspense in these few words. Welcome back!

  5. I read this as a hangover up until the end. ;)

  6. Thanks, Tara!

    Honestly? I think I was writing it as such until I thought about why she couldn't just get up and get water.