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Friday Fictioneers ~~ March 14, 2014

Welcome to the land of Friday Fictioneers which starts on Wednesday. Please don’t be confused, as people from all over the world participate and so the challenge has to start on Wednesday to be fair to those all over.

Thanks for reading and visiting and if you would like to participate with us, please head over to the headmistress Rochelle’s  blog and read up on the few rules. If you just want to read other great stories based from the same picture, then click here and read away! Oh, make sure you read and comment on mine first though. Thank you very much!

THE CHALLENGE:

Write a one hundred word story that has a beginning, middle and an end. (No one will be ostracized for going a few words over the count.)

THE KEY:

MAKE. EVERY. WORD. COUNT.

copyright – Adam Ickes
Copyright – Adam Ickes

 

 

Genre: Literary Fiction (100 words)

Walking down the planks she is frightened, her heart beats fast, her palms sweaty, her breath taken in short gasps.

Marriage, arranged when she was but a child. A man she has never seen. Now grown, she is told to fulfill her obligations.

Her mind screams, no! But her feet take her onward.

A love is in her heart for another.  Alas, he also is promised to another, as that is the way of her people.

She walks to the end, lifts her eyes in fear. Tears start to fall, as she sees her lover waiting for her.

Their eyes show relief, then love.