100 Word Story · Writing

100 Word Story – King

I’ve once again joined the weekly challenge over at the 100 Word Stories Podcast blog.  This week the prompt was “King” and here is my story for this week:

I’ve met a lot of self-proclaimed kings and queens in my life. They wield their power and laud their achievements to anyone who will listen.

That’s how their power works, they tell you how important they are, why you should bow down. When you don’t, they gasp and act horribly offended. How dare you? Do you not see how exceptional I am? Hush, peasant.

Here’s the best way to deal with these sorts of people: Ignore them.

They only have the power people give them. Ignore it, and they start to melt like the witch in the Wizard of Oz.

100 Word Story · Writing

Ring

After a few weeks away, I’m back to doing the weekly challenge over at the 100 Word Stories Podcast blog.  Please check out the link to see the other stories, or to join the challenge yourself.

Ring

We live in an age where everyone is expected to be available at the drop of a hat, but I try not to take that for granted.

I mean, I get it. I do. We’re self absorbed beings that care more about Candy Crush than the person across the table from us.  Sometimes, at least.

But 30 years ago, my mom lived thousands of miles from her family, it took several steps and a couple weeks to send a picture of her newborn baby.  Now, the phone rings and she can instantly see her granddaughter, thanks to that soul-sucking technology.  

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Camera

Here is my piece for the weekly challenge over at the 100 Word Stories Podcast.  Please check out the link to see the other stories, or to joy the challenge yourself.

Camera

Most of the time when people see me wandering around with my nice camera, they figure I’m into photography.

I guess they’re not wrong, technically.

A part of me wonders if that would be better, maybe easier, than what I actually do.

Sitting in a car, outside a seedy motel or a bar isn’t exactly glamorous work. But catching people at their not-so-finest moments? It pays the bills.

I suppose maybe I am a photographer, the subjects just don’t know their secrets are no longer secrets.

It’s not art, but it is lucrative. That will have to do for now.

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Thoughts

Here is my piece for the weekly challenge over at the 100 Word Stories Podcast.  Please check out the link to see the other stories, or to joy the challenge yourself.

Thoughts

“Can’t you just, not think about it? Stop stressing yourself out. Breathe.”

It’s frustrating to say the least, when people treat your illness like it’s all in your head, because it has to do with your brain.

“Can’t you just, stop being diabetic? Stop taking your insulin. It will be fine.”
Are words you would never hear them say. No one tells you to just pull yourself up by the bootstraps when you have cancer or acid reflux.

The problem is, it’s not just in my head. It’s in everything I do.

I would stop if I could. Trust me.

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The Line

My piece for the weekly challenge over at the 100 Word Stories Podcast.  Please check out the link to see the other stories, or to joy the challenge yourself.

The Line

Johnny Cash plays on the radio as we drive. The windows are down and warm summer air weaves through my hair as I lean out the passenger window. I get the feeling I’ll never experience something quite like this again, as we leave the funeral.
It’s strange how death can make you feel so alive. How songs become memories.
Because you’re mine, I walk the line. The words echo in my head as I look over at him, his eyes are on the road, on what is ahead of us. I can’t spend too much time looking behind, looking back.