Never After

“The end is simply another beginning waiting to happen,” She whispered.

“Spare me the tired rock song,” I said.

Her laughter, it was like trying to capture the wind in your hands. She had Audrey Hepburn in the curious tilt of her head and Carole King rummaging storms in that sultry voice. A feline declaration owned the curl in her wicked smile.

“Our story . . is over,”

Her body went dark. Her wings, no longer inviolable, fell to the ground like a weathered steeple. The moments wept as if a priceless work of art in a city full of thieves.


The following short story was inspired by a prompt doled out by the lovely Tara Roberts at Thin Spiral Notebook. The prompt word was Story, and Tara’s rules were fun and simple. Use or infer the word in a 100 word story. Exactly 100 words.Β Admittedly, I am not the most adept social networker (mild understatement), but I did it once before and nobody got hurt. AND, it happened to be a ton of fun. So thank you Tara!Β 

38 thoughts on “Never After

  1. Wow! So good and well written I must say! I don’t think I may have survived that 100 limitation πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ when I incept writing…I just can’t stop!!! Like of now with this comment lol ok I’m going to shutup now and wish you a blessed day or night or evening! Byes! πŸ™πŸ‘

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    • Tammy,

      Haha yes! I can write a thousand words in the time it takes me to figure out what to jot down on a greeting card. For some reason, the 100 word limit is something I rather enjoy. I did this prompt challenge once with a series of posts involving zombies . . THAT was wild, lol. Thank you so much for the kind words and beautiful comment. And I promise, I will never put a word limit on your comments. πŸ™‚

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      • Lolol!!! Wowwww!!! A thousand you say? Ha! Imma pass that in a day! More like 2000-3000 words for me haha!!! I just love writing! I’m not much a lover of zombies or anything that consists with decay πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ but will I read it? Uh, yes! Lolol!! You’re most welcome! Lol..ohhh great, that’s awesome you won’t haha!!! πŸ‘πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‚

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  2. B,

    WTF! I am sorry but this is now two 100-word stories I read. Both of them outstanding. What is this bullshit you talk of saying you can’t do it? You lie. This was so damn good.


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