a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Saturday, June 9, 2012

SC 110...A Writing Prompt

She married young and she married “up” as they call rising above your present condition. Her parents agreed. Instead of providing a dowry they were given one.

It was a whirlwind courtship.

Alone except for her new strange husband in a large mansion, everything most young girls dream about.

The nights were not what her mother had told her.
She found her solace outdoors and with the horses.

The husband was not pleased with her newly found distractions.

In bed he softly said, “You could have had it all.” His large hands closed tightly around her neck. Her last sight was insanity in his eyes.


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19 comments:

Irene said...

So that's why her parents were given a dowry. It's a sad story. Too bad about the horses. xox

Dreaming said...

Haunting. I'll be thinking about this all day!

Buttons said...

WOW you should publish one of those mystery novels. B

Country Gal said...

Always leaving us wanting more . Good short story ! Have a great day !

anitamombanita said...

oh my...creepy...that one gave me chills. Nicely done!

Sue said...

Yikes! That one gave me the chills.

!!!

Jim said...

Gail, we visited that place last weekend and visited his car 'museum.' He portrayed himself as 'never married.'

Sad story and hard to put in 106 words. You did good.
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Oh yes, my other blog, Jim's Little Blog has some of my fellow's car collection for "C" alphabet posting.
But my Saturday Centus is here,
Jim's Alphabe-Thursday
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Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Chilling words on a hot summer day.

Viki said...

Oh my, scary centus lol.

LindaG said...

See, you could write lots of stuff like this.
Scary but good!

Jules said...

I didn't see that coming.

Great story. Thanks for sharing.

Adullamite said...

Have you been reading the papers again.....?

Lynne said...

Marrying up turned sadly down . . . Another case of seeing the "signs" before it is too late . . . and you told the whole story in 106 . . .

SaucyKod said...

OK "Agatha", when is the book coming out? Very well done and we have all seen cases of those "signs", right. You do thrill me with your short stories - almost time for the full blown version. Cheers

Pam Lofton said...

Wow, Gail. Once again, I didn't see it coming. LOL You know, with retiring, there will be time for that book. And I want to be the first to buy one!

Naila Moon said...

That was a twist wasn't it? So much for marrying "up".
Good write.

~Naila Moon
http://writing-out-of-the-blue.blogspot.com/2012/06/having-it-alla-story-106-words-only.html

Pat said...

I amazed how you can say so much with so little words! Wow! This WAS creepy. I'll tell you what....I'm sleeping on the couch tonight!

Karen S. said...

Oh dear, scary too! But nicely spun!

Jenny said...

Incredibly chilling and visual.

This is like a movie trailer...

And a movie I would say to my husband, "Yeah, I'm NOT gonna see that!"

Really excellent writing here.

Love your talent!

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