Saturday, March 14, 2009

100 Word Challenge -- Snapped



There are two things I've heard about writing. The first is you should write about things you know about and the second I've heard more recently is sometimes the story just writes itself. The second is what happened with me as I began to write for Velvet Verbosity's 100 Word Challenge. This is not what I had intended to write. Maybe it has something to do with last weeks challenge and I'm still a little hung up on tragic, or Lou's post last week or what has been in the new this past week. But let me assure you that this story is fiction, I have not "Snapped" which is the challenge word for this week.

She snapped her jacket and looked in the mirror. She looked ready. Everything about her said professional.

Her hands glided over the latches of her satchel and snapped them closed. The papers were all ready. Each one had been marked.

Her heels echoed as she walked down the hall. She paused at the door before reaching for the handle. She drew one deep breath and slowly exhaled, her mind racing.

As she reached the desk the bell rang. The noise grew to a deafening level. She steadied herself for a moment.

She reached into the satchel drawing out the pistol --- She had snapped.

8 comments:

Ladykli said...

oooo That made me shiver!

There were several people who "snapped" like that in the news this week. It's just so sad. It's hard to phathom that kind of mindset.

Ida said...

I certainly hope this is not something you have considered. (didn't think so)

Heather said...

Good use of prompt, I feel like I should go make sure the doors are locked. Your writing Generated interesting comments also. Unfortunately Through out history there have always been people that snap, with world wide media coverage avail one hears more events happening rather than just the local happenings.

Momisodes said...

Yikes! I definitely didn't see that one coming. What a great tale wrapped into such few words!

Sleep Deprivation Ninja said...

Ah, snap! Seriously, that just tickles my ninja bone... um, that didn't sound dirty in my mind.

thenightblog said...

Ninja bone? Cuz that's not creepy. But anyway, I love it when the entire beginning is completely misleading, and then you get to the end and you're like, woah! Didn't expect that.

LceeL said...

Wow.

Hootin' Anni said...

Whoa!!! Patsy, I think you should seriously consider writing .......this was phenomenal.