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Shattered Dreams


Monday morning found him still seething.  How dare she say that his drug addiction was destroying her life?  Grabbing her purse, she climbed into the truck, locked the door and turned the key.  Suddenly a steel-toed boot exploded through the window, shattering the glass.  Fragments flew everywhere.  Stunned, she jerked the truck into gear and roared away.  Five miles later, tear-stained and trembling, she  pulled over and began to sweep the glass from her clothing and hair. It wasn't just his anger or the busted window she would remember, this was the day he finally broke her heart.
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I'm linking up with Velvet Verbosity at the 100 Word Challenge 
where the prompt this week is "busted"

15 comments:

  1. This is my first-ever attempt at writing a 100-word story. I'm used to squeezing quite a few words into my five-sentence fiction pieces, so this took a lot of paring down to make the word count. For me to learn to use words more precisely and cut excess, is a real challenge, you all know how I love to ramble on! It was fun though, if you haven't tried it... do! :-)

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  2. Intense. I like it! :-) Keep up the good work!

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    1. Thank you, David, we write best of what we know.

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  3. Wow. This packed an emotional whollop! Well done, and welcome to the 100 word challenge! I love meeting new people through this. :D

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    1. Thanks! I was delighted to discover your writing challenge! I love writing exercises which make me stretch and grow my skills, and this is a wonderful opportunity to learn to get it said with less "fluff"!

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  4. Hmmmm. Since I've been sick, I think I've turned out several 100 word posts. This was GREAT.

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    1. True Lotta Joy, you are usually more verbose like myself! :-) Thanks for dropping by! A rather familiar storyline, isn't it?

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  5. Welcome to 100Word - Well done!

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    1. Incredibly sad, but it is a story of the past and her present is much, much nicer! :-)

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  7. Very nicely done - Very intense with no wasted words.

    It seems you do the same thing I do most of the time - write it and pare it.

    Cool.

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    1. Thank you LceeL! It is a real challenge for me to condense my thoughts, I am a rambler by nature. The 100 Word Challenge will provide great practice for me to learn to get to the heart of things and remove the excess.

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  8. This is such a sad story. Very good writing!

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    1. Thank you, Bo! It is a bite-sized glimpse of a life in peril, Bo. Thankfully, it is not the end of her story.

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Your comments are always appreciated... they make me smile! :-)