Tuesday, March 8, 2011
A short short story
This is a fun writing exercise from Jenny at Off On My Tangent. We're given a writing prompt to be used in a short short story (100 words in addition to the prompt). If you'd like to join in, the link is here.
Here's mine. (Prompt is in bold).
She climbed into her car and slammed the door, ears pounding and head damp with sweat that trickled down her back. Her suitcase was heavier than she expected and her arms ached from dragging it down the stairs, the bumpity-bump on each step taunting her with betrayal.
Within minutes she was driving down the highway, heading for the bank. Constantly checking the rear view mirror, she pulled up to the ATM and grabbed her wallet from her purse as she rolled down the car window. She held the shiny silver card in her hand and said a silent prayer. Everything depended upon this single card.