Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Three for Three Word Wednesday

Here are three micro fiction pieces for the Three Word Wednesday prompt. I hope y'all like at least one of them.


 Heartache


Angie sat in the corner, a sullen pout marring her face where just yesterday a radiant smile resided. When anyone asked what was wrong, she replied, “It’s brutal when trust is broken,” and started crying. 


 Leap of Faith

“Trust me, it’ll be fun.” Mark said before jumping from the plane with a brutal jerk. Jamie held on for dear life, the sullen sky the only witness to her terror. 

 Trust Yourself

Deidre looked at her mother sitting on the front row of the church, a frown upon her face, and remembered the woman’s words from long ago. “The world is a scary, brutal place, Deidre. You have to be smarter and stronger than the rest to survive.” 

Deidre couldn’t remember the number of times her mother had pounded that fact into her head. “Never trust anyone,” was another bit of advice she doled out often.

But Deidre decided to ignore all her mother’s warnings. She demanded that life be fun, exciting and happy. Not that Deidre wasn’t smart…she was. She was smart enough to know her mother’s life had shaped her worldview, and that the sullen mood her mother was always in didn’t have to be life for her. 

Deidre was strong too. Strong enough to place her trust in another person, to give her heart to him. Because Deidre knew that life without love would be brutal indeed. 

A radiant smile covered Deidre’s face as she placed her hand in Micheal's, and she began the next stage of her life. Another quick look in her mother’s direction confirmed that nothing had changed, but Deidre didn’t care. With a deep breath, she spoke her vows and let the chips fall where they may.


14 comments:

Sheilagh Lee said...

al three are brilliantly written I think my favourite is the last one though trusting that she can make it work when her mother told her never to trust.

Angel said...

Thanks, Sheilagh Lee. I'm glad you liked them.

Chris said...

Mothers have lots of wisdom, sometimes they go overboard, but overall there are not many like her :-)

Daydreamertoo said...

Loved all three. Great writing :)

Angel said...

Yep, motherly advice is good, but we do have to remember that all advice comes from what that person has lived through.

S.E. Ingraham said...

good strong writing;nice use of the words as well ...

Laurie Kolp said...

Great presentation here, Angel.

Tarang Sinha said...

Nice piece of writing:)

ThomG said...

All three have their good points, but the third is my favorite. I just like the way it builds.

Angel said...

Thanks, everyone, for reading and commenting. I'm glad you enjoyed the stories.

Wayne Pitchko said...

well done Angel...thanks for sharing your words

MaryA said...

I thought they were all great. But I must admit I am drawn to the third one. Mother's often know best, but at times we have to trust ourselves.

jaerose said...

A triptych of a story perhaps..uniquely written and told..Jae

Angel said...

Thanks so much for the latest comments. Seems the third story is the favorite of the bunch this time.