Time to Forgive? (100 WCGU)

This weeks 100 Word Challenge for Grownups is a continuation, of sorts from last week’s challenge. We need to use the last 10 words of someone else’s writing from last week to prompt our response this week. This is also a two-week challenge (because of vacation I think) so I may try to do a few of these. But, for my first one I was instructed to use the piece following mine as my source prompt. Confused yet? Don’t be. The source of my 10 words is called “For Old Times’ Sake” at lorrainfort’s blog. My challenge follows:

Debra looked around the small group of aging women.  “Our class is dwindling,” she whispered to Brian, who gripped her hand more tightly.

“Are you ready for this,” he asked?

“I have to be,” Debra peered through groups of women still recognizable despite the ravages of time. Finally she saw Amy, sitting like a queen bee amidst her followers.  Amy’s eyes widened when she noticed Debra. Debra watched as Amy excused herself and then took hesitant steps in her direction.

“Here she comes,” Brian gave her hand a squeeze and stepped away.

Debra tried to stand tall. What would happen this time? Passionate sharing of youthful memories? would they finally, finally…


27 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tori Nelson
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 08:52:37

    Awesome. Awesome, awesome, awesome. I am so impressed how you can take such few words and give us a story! It’s takes me a good 500 before I even figure out what I’m talking about 🙂


  2. liz2you
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 09:12:18

    Lovely. the mind boggles as to what happened next!


  3. lorrainefort
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 09:12:27

    Lovely! another instance of such wonder and exquisite waiting to know just what is next! 🙂


    • Lisa Wields Words
      Apr 04, 2012 @ 09:13:24

      One of these days I will manage to write 100 words that I don’t have to follow up on in some way. 😉


      • lorrainefort
        Apr 04, 2012 @ 09:38:26

        the beauty is that you can leave the imagination to go where ever…I think that’s why I am enjoying this type of writing…just responding to prompts right now…it lets me just hit the note and move on, not having to do a complete piece, but each is complete in it’s own way, like a snapshot, rather than a landscape.


        • Lisa Wields Words
          Apr 04, 2012 @ 09:50:30

          Beautiful image. I love that Lorraine. I am actually pretty content with the completeness of my pieces and feel like they tell the story that needs to be told. But sometimes they seem to be the beginning of something else. I love these challenges. They are making me find a more concise voice.


  4. jfb57
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 11:56:54

    I just love the picture you have put to these words Lisa! It is a very touching 100 words and yes – we do want more!!


  5. benzeknees
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 13:02:58

    Argggghhh – you left me hanging again! Beautifully written Lisa – another must finish!


  6. Mayumi
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 13:46:54

    Oh! What happens with Debra? I’m itching to learn the result of that walk…! Nicely done with the prompt – I like the way that you convey all of those feelings in so few words.


  7. Taochild
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 18:13:26

    Niiiice. Pulled it off well! Not that I had any doubt. 🙂


  8. Andra Watkins
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 18:29:36

    No fair! Finally, finally……WHAT???

    Great piece, Lisa.


  9. Kathryn McCullough
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 20:13:39

    Finally, what? You’re killing me! Will someone else continue with your last lines?


  10. Susan Mann (@susankmann)
    Apr 06, 2012 @ 16:42:51

    Very well done and leave me wanting to know more. Love the picture.


  11. annahalford (@anhalf)
    Apr 07, 2012 @ 07:55:01

    Well done for writing in a way that leaves you wanting to know just what is going to happen next!
    Good job. I found it really difficult this week.


  12. Let's CUT the Crap!
    Apr 09, 2012 @ 22:04:36

    The suspense is keeping me hanging…


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