Saturday, July 10, 2010

Back in Order

Today's muse: Six Sentences

I have been wanting to try this for quite some time. Conveying a story (or at least a complete scenario) in six sentences is not an easy task.

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Back in Order

She picked up a brass figurine, one he so often used to punish her, and wiped off a stray drop of blood. She wove her way around the various floor lamps, tables and chairs of the crowded living room, assuring herself that no item was out of place. Considering the vicious struggle that had ensued, it was quite surprising she was able to put things back the way they were—the way he liked them, the way he insisted they be. Satisfied that everything was in order, she left the house, closing the door behind her one last time. “They won’t even notice he’s missing,” she thought, quite pleased with herself. “Until he starts decomposing, of course.”


Heather said...


I am beginning to worry about you. So much of your writing focused on abuse of one sort or another. Always well written, mind you; just a bit of a theme as of late.

I wanted to thank you for your comments on my site. They are very much appreciated! I can't even begin to tell you how much!

glnroz said...

Ms. Manning,,,tsk tsk,, :)