Saturday, September 15, 2012
How do these Saturdays keep rolling around so quickly, Jenny? One thing's for sure, your inimitable Saturday Centus is a great way to kick 'em off! Thanks for this word-related prompt (seen below in red). Ya gotta know I loved it!
Woman at the Well
©2012 Susan Noyes Anderson
"I love you," she whispered, dropping the words like old pennies into a well gone dry. But the words didn't land.
"I love you," she murmured again, fumbling the phrase deep in her own territory, a Hail Mary pass that went to ground.
Show some self-respect, she chided inwardly, full knowing that her need for him eclipsed it.
"I love you," she insisted––this time launching every letter (seven smooth, heat-seeking missiles) at his heart, fearing his heart no longer burned.
The pause was deafening, devastating.
“Words can be puzzling,” he said. “Sometimes, omnipotent. But words can’t wake the dead.”