Friday, September 12, 2008

100 Word Challenge -- Twist

Join the fun and challenge presented each week by Velvet Verbosity (I love that word --verbosity). She gives us a word and we write our story, poem, essay. Below her wonderful logo/icon (again which I love because I actually own an old typewriter much like it) is my writing for this week. My inspiration was part of a post by Lou. "I think I've made a discovery - a rather melancholy discovery, but a discovery nonetheless. And it has to do with possibilities. And it has to do with how men age. Mentally. You see, we don't feel much different than we did when we were kids. If it wasn't for the changing face in the mirror, ..." Now for my twist.
She crumpled the papers in her hands. This wasn’t right. There had to be a twist. She stood waiting for an O. Henry ending to all of it. She wanted to call to him, to shout at him, to beg, to let the tears come, to let him see the tears and for him to kiss them away. He just kept walking – never turning back. Her mind searched through their life together but could find nothing that would cause him to stop loving her -- to leave what she had thought was a lasting love. Her mind screamed, “WHY?” Slowly she turned catching her reflection in the glass. Oh, cruel twist.

6 comments:

Sassy Mama Bear said...

Good one, reminds me I need to right mine.

thenightblog said...

Happy endings are overrated :)

Allison said...

Wow how totally interesting. Whether or not you read into the story, LOL!

As to the Nightblogger's comment...

Mine don't have happy endings either. I've got a nice long string of them....and I don't think the story's going to end nicely. I know, at the very least, the mom in the story, her life has been SAD :-|

Velvet Verbosity said...

Ouch! It is too bad that youth is so celebrated in this culture yet age is no longer revered. We have lost so many important human connections in our quest for advances. It leaves us lonely and lacking all too often.

Sad, but nice piece here.

Melissa said...

I agree. Very sad, but good.

JM said...

Blargh. I have so been there.