Saturday, July 14, 2012

The End Game


Jenny's allowing us 103 words to develop our Saturday Centus offerings this week, and you'll find the prompt embedded (with red print) in the story below. As you can see, I decided to set the poetry aside for a change...

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The End Game

Serena learned to hate his explanations. Once, she might have admitted they were clever; now she recognized them as variations on the same theme: "It's not my fault."

Listening, she could almost predict the next sentence, the next argument, the next justification.

"The girl was in a rough patch, that's all. I felt sorry for her...everyone did. I'm just the one who stepped up. She's nothin' to me. You gotta know that."

"I don't gotta know that. Or anything else." She turned away, fully and finally repulsed.

He clutched desperately at her arm. "Wait! There's more!"

"Not for me," she said.

20 comments:

Stacy Crawford said...

dumped! Always looking forward to what you'll create next.

Amy said...

I am always surprised by how you manage to fit the prompt into your creations. I laughed and loved it.

Brian Miller said...

surely there is always more right....please let me keep trying to dig myself out...only finding myself deeper...ha....

yaya said...

Maybe she didn't want more but I did! You made some magic again Sue!

Gail said...

Fantastic take.

I seem to have lost my writing and painting talent.

Judie said...

"It's not my fault!" Yeah, yeah, that's what they all say! Good one, Sue!

Eva Gallant said...

Nicely done!

karen said...

Very clever - but I still can't help wondering what he was going to say! Guess I'm not fed up with him yet.

Stef said...

...doesn't she want to know...you know...the more?

bluegrassnotes said...

Makes you want to know more of their story. Well done.

anitamombanita said...

Sounds like we were on the same page!

EG CameraGirl said...

Well done, Sue!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sounds like Serena wised up. Good job. laurie

Karen S. said...

Love this song.... and you always surprise me, and this was a perfect fit!

Grandma Honey said...

Sounds like their relationship is a done deal!

lorrainefort said...

UGH! This point in a relationship there is no fixing. You put it out there quite clearly...nicely done!

Sistas in Zion said...

We kind of wish Serena would have let him speak because we want to know more...lol.

Susan Mystery said...

Love the way you left the guy hanging and her leaving with confidence. Nice take on the theme.

Nonna Beach said...

Perfectly fitting the prompt...excellent!
Enough is enough...good for her !!!

Jenny said...

Bravo girl!

Sometimes, finally, enough is enough!

Gosh. You're magical with prose, too. Geez!

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