An Impossible Dream

This is my entry for the 100 Word Challenge for Adults. Enjoy!

The bath fills with warm scented bubbles. I sink in, luxuriating in the unusual silence that surrounds me with peace. Every other living creature has left the house, leaving me to a book, some music, and bathing bliss.

The cell phone chimes. Ignore it. A message beeps.

I read a few pages and then opt for eyes closed, breathing in the rhythm of bubbles and silence.

5 minute pass.

The front door opens. “MOMMY! Where are you?!”

I opt for no response.

The dogs smell me out. The door crashes open.


A lone bubble floats away. POP!  Why does it always happen that way?

14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Barbarann Ayars
    Jul 15, 2011 @ 13:41:44

    No different at my house. Sans dog.
    Nice write.


  2. Tori Nelson
    Jul 15, 2011 @ 13:42:37

    A whole story in 100 words. Consider me impressed.


  3. sparksinshadow
    Jul 15, 2011 @ 14:14:03

    I was curious about the parameters of the challenge, but the link you shared above, doesn’t work.


  4. jgavinallan
    Jul 15, 2011 @ 14:34:25

    This is wonderful. So sweet, and you can relate…mine is an important phone call that i’ve been waiting for…Why? All those bubbles wasted…


    • Lisa (Woman Wielding Words)
      Jul 15, 2011 @ 22:31:25

      Thanks Jaye. Don’t you just hate wasted bubbles. And, if you try to get back in the water is never quite the right temperature.


  5. Julia
    Jul 16, 2011 @ 07:57:33

    Fabulous, fabulous & don’t I recognise those times! Beautifully written. I love the bubbles especially but so can see the opening paragraph. Thank you so much for taking up the challenge. Hope you join in again next week!xx


    • Lisa (Woman Wielding Words)
      Jul 16, 2011 @ 07:59:56

      Thanks for inviting me. It was a fun challenge, and a nice reminder that often less is more.


  6. She's a Maineiac
    Jul 16, 2011 @ 11:15:20

    Loved this! Yes, less is more. Something I constantly struggle with when I write.


  7. Jingle
    Jul 16, 2011 @ 17:22:39

    breathe taking, love your blog style.



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