Every Friday authors from around the world gather here to share their 100-words and offer constructive crit and encouragement to each other. This creates a wonderful opportunity for free reading of very fresh fiction! Readers are encouraged to comment as well.
As always a special thanks to Madison Woods’ help in making the transition less challenging.
- Depending on your preference, leave your blog link in the comment section or use the linkz tool (or both ;)). My story follows for those who’d rather not read it before writing their own.
- If your blog requires multiple steps for visitors to leave comments, see if you can simplify it. If you can disable CAPTCHA, please for the sake of our writerly nerves, disable it. It’s frustrating to have to leave a DNA sample, your blood type and your shoe size just to leave a comment. (So I exaggerate. But hopefully you get the picture).
- Challenge yourself to keep stories to 100 words. (If you don’t you won’t be flogged or forced to walk the plank.
***CIRCLE IN A SPIRAL***
Nathan loved fairs and amusement parks. He’d coax Jeanette onto roller coasters and then laugh so loud at her terror others would turn and smile.
Eight months ago a roadside bomb exploded in Afghanistan.
“Presumed dead—no remains found.”
Nothing was the same. She went to the park with her sister but greasy odors and the pungent crowd suffocated her.
Then, from the shadows, a marine balanced on his one leg, reached for her with a prosthetic hand.
“I’m half a man, Jeanette. I can’t—”
She laughed so loud others turned and smiled.
“Nathan! Shut up and kiss me.”