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Very Short Fiction from Word Prompts

Earlier I wrote the story below based on the word prompts given by a cyber-buddy. Later I started channeling Jackie Collins and Stephen King. It got hot and scary. I may post those later but my mother will be most embarrassed if she reads them. I may save them tucked away and spare her the sordid thoughts I can come up with. Love ya' mom!  

BTW, managed to write over four thousand words today! Woot!

Ciao,

Ardee-ann



Writing for the Heck Of It! ~ Short fiction

Posted Today at 12:02 AM by ardeeann
detritus
streaming
feedback
obligatory
scent
quota
comport
twang
fiddle
humid
retroactive
blithering
entrails

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The scent of the detritus in the street reminded me of entrails on a hot summer's day. It was humid and the obligatory panhandlers were out blithering about asking for spare change, handouts and something to eat.

The streaming twang of the fiddle abetted me in maintaining some sense of comport and bearing as I waded through the masses of garbage and humanity thinking about spreadsheets and quotas in an effort to avoid the debris and mumbling that swirled around me.

As I stopped to think about what I was ignoring I wondered about myself and my own sense of worth, did I have to look down on the beggars to feel better about myself. Was I any less of a prostitute or buskers spending my days in a cubicle than the people parading through the streets?

I took myself down a peg and remembered that there but by the grace of the Universe go I. It was time to volunteer at the mission again and make sure that I started regular donations to the neighborhood programs for children and the soup kitchens. It was a wake up call for me as I was becoming arrogant in my middle age. That would never do.

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