Character Absorption

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Image Credit Brooke Lark

Character Absorption – 100 Word Wednesday

“Mary sobbed, more dreadful news from Vietnam, and she switched off the radio. She dried her face, now she would make the same breakfast she had once shared with Abe.”
Elizabeth slammed the novel shut. ‘Wait!’ she rushed off and returned to the garden with pancakes and strawberries.
Like Mary, she tasted the sweet softness and warmth of chocolate, the cool refreshing juice from the strawberries and she wiped Abe’s lips with a napkin – Would they ever see him again?
“Mary’s hair, blown by the hot prairie wind, flapped around her face. She watched a dust cloud race across the plain and screech to a stop by the porch. A solemn faced priest and a soldier came towards her. She gasped.”
Elizabeth gulped and spilled her coffee turning the last page.
“It was Abe. Mary threw herself into his arms. The priest gave a small cough.”
Elizabeth sucked a strawberry through her lips.
““Mary Charlene Baxter, will you marry me.” Abe held out a glistening ring.”
Tears rolled down Elizabeth’s cheeks and mingled with the chocolate sauce dripping from her chin – ‘Yes’ she screamed.

 

 

7 responses to “Character Absorption

  1. ABSOLUTELY TERRIFIC! I just loved it!

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  2. Excellent! 😎😎😎🥀🥀🥀

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  3. A captivating story of a girl being completely captivated by a story. Very nicely done.

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  4. It would be an author’s dream wouldn’t it – to have someone so totally convinced. I remember once reading a book about the second world war and being cross to hear people around me laughing when there were such terrible things happening – although many books have moved me that is the only one that I can remember that actually transported me and made me a part of it.

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