Blog Flash 2012: Thinking

I have looked on in envy as my friends have signed up for #BlogFlash2012, a blogging challenge that has thirty days, thirty prompts, run by Terri G. Long (@tglong on Twitter).

I cannot join this challenge, as the combination of a new job and massive overload of creative projects (editing, Thieves at Heart audiobook, etc) has left me with almost no time to blog. Poor Yearning for Wonderland has suffered as a result.

And then came along J.B. Lacaden (@jblearnstowrite) and all he had to do was express mild regret that I wasn’t doing it. I’m apparently a complete sucker for a personal challenge.

So I shall pick the days I can manage and bobble along. You create 100 words or less, fiction or fact, that communicates the prompt in your own creative way.

DAY 1: THINKING

You only ever think; you never do.” 
His words cut. All she’d been created for was static beauty, thought over action. He’d left the next day.
She stood on the edge of the marshes circling her father’s estate. She envisioned dragging iridescent silk through stagnant water.
The sky spat rain, lowering clouds sweeping into the far horizon. Circular gusts ripped hair from her tidy chignon.

Around her neck, she wore his ring. A quick jerk and it sunk to the bottom of swirling mud. She took a step, then another. Looping her skirt over her arm, she never looked back.

Word count: 100

Art by ©2012 Melissa Nucera
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12 thoughts on “Blog Flash 2012: Thinking”

  1. This is lovely, Anna!! Tragic, yes, but lovely too. And the picture is absolutely perfect!!

    So glad you’re joining in as much as time permits!!

    xoxo

    1. Lady, you are FAST. I was startled to see a comment so soon. Thanks Ruthie, I wanted a little less grim than my last few efforts;)

  2. ME too! We don’t get to read enough of your writing, dear Anna. This will give me many little ‘fixes’ at least for August. I’m chuffed at the prospect!!

    This is a lovely scene; I particularly love the jerking of the chain. ;))

    Yay! More AnnaBananaI’msuchafan-of writing!

  3. Beautiful, Anna. I love the picture (have been admiring it on Pinterest!), and the writing is excellent. I was walking yesterday and thinking about this awesome blogging challenge. I wrote a piece of flash fiction when I got home, just for fun. I think I might post it in a few days and pop in and out of the challenge, too! Hopefully Terri won’t mind. 🙂 Thx for breaking the rules and starting a new trend… again. 🙂 🙂

  4. Great piece, Queenie! I do love your way with imagery! What are you editing? And… don’t shoot me with that gun for asking- what is the audio book you speak of?

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