Sunday, April 12, 2015

Flash: Thrown

by Michael Seese

As threatened promised yesterday, below is my latest Janet Reid 100-word story. Our charge: to incorporate:


Get out your hankies, folks. Here is "Thrown."

It had been a long day. Paul felt like talking anyway.

"Cordelle sure worked you over today," he said to Violet, buckled in the back seat, eyes closed.

"The first time she threw you, I wondered if you'd get back on that stupid horse. The second time..." He took a deep breath. "I called home. Mom's meeting us there, OK?"

Violet didn't answer. And she never would. Paul didn't need to talk to his daughter. But pretending that his 15-year-old "baby" would wake up again was all that kept him between the lines on the long ride to the hospital.

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