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This week’s prompt is ‘but there are so many seeds’ plus 100 words
Morgan paced, red lips set in a thin flat line. Clickety-clack, click. Three steps forward; two steps back. “How can she get away with this?”
“The public won’t have a clue.”
She whirled a scarlet nail towards her daughter, eyes black as onyx. “But there are so many seeds of half-truths and outright lies here.”
“This book is trash! Forget it.”
“Grievous insinuations—still, she didn’t name names…”
“So. Is it true about Warren Beatty? Who’s Cesare?”
“Ssh.” Morgan peered over her shoulder. “Where’s your father?”
“Why are you whispering?” Alexa jiggled flawless, penciled brows. “Spill.”
“Nothing to tell.” Arms folded, Morgan raised her designer chin.
July 15, 2014 at 5:48 pm
Love the red lips set in a thin flat line. You are the master of creating the visual image
July 15, 2014 at 7:22 pm
Thank YOU, Sue, but I consider myself ‘ jack of all trades (to borrow a great cliche) and master of none. If I can fool you, I wonder who else I can get on side. 😀 😀 😀
You are too generous, Sue, but I so appreciate your kind words. ❤
July 15, 2014 at 7:51 pm
Well I am no expert for sure Tess but I know that you have me engaged after the first sentence or two every time. You keep writing girl!
July 16, 2014 at 3:13 pm
Thank you, Sue. You are mighty generous with your ‘encouragement’. 🙂
July 16, 2014 at 3:20 pm
July 15, 2014 at 5:50 pm
So much packed into so few words!
July 15, 2014 at 7:24 pm
I am a woman of few words. If I can do that, I might try a real suitcase next. Where do the socks and underwear go again?
July 15, 2014 at 9:22 pm
who needs them? *giggle*
July 16, 2014 at 3:17 pm
😀 😀 😀 You are a sweetie. Thanks for visiting, grannyK.
July 15, 2014 at 6:02 pm
Oh dish it up!!!!!! 🙂
July 15, 2014 at 7:24 pm
I know! I WANT to know too!
July 15, 2014 at 6:18 pm
questions to be answered? intrigue!
July 15, 2014 at 7:31 pm
I like intrigue and a little mystery. 😀
July 15, 2014 at 8:23 pm
You have planted so many intriguing seeds in this one, I don’t know where to start. Again, I need the rest of the novel!
July 16, 2014 at 3:15 pm
You are my inspiration to plow forward. Thank you for being you, Jacqui. ❤ ❤ ❤
July 15, 2014 at 10:48 pm
Oh I want to know what’s happening!
July 16, 2014 at 3:24 pm
😀 😀 😀
Thank you for being you, Paulette.
July 16, 2014 at 2:23 am
Thinking outside the box Tess, very clever!
July 16, 2014 at 3:29 pm
Thank you, Gilly. See what a little head bashing on the laptop
popped out. Sometimes something goods falls out. Other times, I knock myself out for nothing. 😀 😀 😀
Thanks for visiting like you do.
July 16, 2014 at 6:07 am
I love juicy gossip
July 16, 2014 at 3:30 pm
I know! 😀 😀 😀 Especially when it’s about someone rich and famous (whomever that may be).
July 16, 2014 at 7:45 am
Red lips and scarlet nails, you have painted the picture well Tess, perhaps you need to delve a little deeper and bring us the rest? xx
July 16, 2014 at 3:31 pm
Nah, it’s all smut and bad gossip… 😀 😀 😀
Thank YOU, Jen. You’re wonderful encouragement.
July 16, 2014 at 7:58 am
Tess, you set the stage for a terrible and nasty cat fight. Visual images wonderfully done. Love this one.
July 16, 2014 at 3:32 pm
Thanks so much, Val and for visiting like you do. ❤
July 16, 2014 at 7:31 pm
“Seeds” was a great title, it leaves you with the beginning and wishing for more! Smiles, Robin
July 18, 2014 at 8:55 am
Thank you, Robin. I appreciate your kind words. Glad you like this.
July 16, 2014 at 7:32 pm
I saw this mother and daughter so clearly – ‘the beautiful’ people. Designer chin, manicured nails, perfect brows. Life is one big tabloid treat for the daughter, and there are probably a lot of truths buried beneath momma’s indignation. Well done!
July 18, 2014 at 8:56 am
Thank you, Kate. I’m pleased you like this one. Everything I hoped for, you ‘got’. 🙂
July 17, 2014 at 12:37 am
Tess, did someone say novel? I will also be in line as they roll of the press.
July 18, 2014 at 9:06 am
❤ ❤ ❤
July 17, 2014 at 1:08 am
I must agree with so many other comments…your descriptive narrative paints a beautiful picture. Great use of the seed theme as well!
July 18, 2014 at 9:13 am
Thank you. I’m pleased you like this and I so enjoy these challenges even when I have to bank my head on the desk once in a while. 🙂
July 17, 2014 at 3:44 am
Love this…’…she whirled a scarlet nail at her daughter..’ You amaze me how you set up a scene with so few yet perfectly placed words. Also the way you bring the characters bang, right into the story, feeling the tension, seeing these two ‘beautiful people’ in their designer home filled with lies and deception. Brilliant this, fabulous flash 😀 ❤
July 18, 2014 at 9:18 am
Thank YOU, Sherri, for your generous comment. I have no idea where these come from. Sometimes banging my head on the desk doesn’t loosen any ideas. Other times, I get lucky. ❤ ❤ ❤
July 21, 2014 at 9:38 am
I know that feel 😀 😛 ❤
July 21, 2014 at 12:49 pm
😀 Like all your faces together.
July 17, 2014 at 5:53 pm
Seeds of half-truths and grievous insinuations…love it!
July 18, 2014 at 9:37 am
Thanks, Rebecca. Gossip is terrible, isn’t it but so long as it happens to the rich and famous, we’re all over it. 😀 😀
July 17, 2014 at 7:31 pm
“Whirled a scarlet nail”, love the descriptives! 🙂
July 18, 2014 at 9:40 am
*smiles* Thank you, Debby. Glad you like.
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July 20, 2014 at 3:50 pm
I’m in awe of writers who can conjure up images in such few words. Well done!
July 21, 2014 at 12:15 pm
Thank YOU, Laura. Glad you like this. ❤
July 22, 2014 at 8:10 pm
ditto on the well done – and highly creative as well as haile salacious ( or is it Highly Selassie. I never get that right. Oh well, never mind that!). I read the piece twice to really take in the imagery and dialogue and undertones. it was delicious. You are very masterful.
And I am very appreciative. Wait, as a woman writer is it mistressful rather than masterful?
I look forward to reading more. I am a follower now.
July 22, 2014 at 8:30 pm
Thanks so much. You are most generous. I’m pleased you like my scribbles. Always nice to find a good community.
Masterful? Awesome. Works for me. Mistressful is too much of a mouthful and is it a real word?
Thanks for the Follow. I do appreciate it.
September 18, 2014 at 3:12 pm
Another enticing miniature. It strikes me that what you write often aren’t really stories, but tiny tempting glances into an unknown world…
And I love how you spun the “seeds of half-truths” 🙂
September 18, 2014 at 8:21 pm
Thank YOU, K. I was at my wit’s end but then this evolved.
September 18, 2014 at 8:26 pm
It is funny, how one can be scratching around, and suddenly there’s an idea!
September 18, 2014 at 8:48 pm
Indeed! ❤ ❤ I shake my head a LOT. 🙂