Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Working a Room

My contribution to the Three Word Wednesday prompt.


Sasha knew she was in a volatile situation. She could not afford to offend the board members for fear of losing a high paying client, but she had to speak out or risk the lives of hundreds.

She knew enough of the culture to know a woman’s views weren’t highly regarded at the best of times, and a strong woman with a direct gaze would be thought rude and garish and receive no quarter whatsoever, therefore, with a demure bow of her head, Sasha began her presentation.

12 comments:

senderupwords said...

Where is this room? Interesting! Love and Light, Sender

Jay Thurston said...

It's a shame the message is sometimes seen as secondary to the source.

ThomG said...

such a great slice-of-life moment, leaving the reader to fill in what happens after the presentation.

R.S. Bohn said...

So unfortunate that the culture you write of extends well beyond the boardroom.

Well done, Angel.

Angel said...

Thanks for reading, y'all!

Thomma Lyn said...

Great portrait of a woman in a difficult situation, and such a shame that such double standards are foisted upon women in any walk of life.

Christine said...

Exceptionally done! Crisp writing conveys the tension, urgency quickly. The title adds a surprise layer!

Dreamer said...

Subtle yet strong, just like your protagonist.

Angel said...

It is really a shame stuff like this still happens today.

jaerose said...

What an exacting comment on how women can be perceived. I hope she achieved her goal despite the compromise..thanks for your visit..jae

Amity said...

it happens in real life, i know! :)

ms pie said...

i think the title sez it all... there's power in them words... in afghanistan the taliban are gassing girls who go to school or throw acid at them.. anything to keep them down..