Monday, June 22, 2009

Last Week's Writing Prompt Responses

Hi everyone!

Sorry for falling behind last week on posting responses to my own creative writing prompts. Sometimes work just sucks you in and it did.

Anyway, here are my responses to Wednesday and Friday's prompts.

Wednesday's prompt:

She took the suitcase. . .

She took the suitcase out from under the bed and dropped it on top of the bedspread. Laura unzipped the lid with shaky fingers and flipped it back. She quick-stepped to the dresser, wrenched open the drawer, grabbed a handful of undies and tossed them into the bag.

“Hurry up, Laura,” she urged herself as she jerked open the next drawer down and pulled out a stack of T-shirts, and a pile of socks. She shoved them into the case.

From her closet, Laura tugged jeans and sweaters off hangers and threw them on top of everything else she had already packed. “What else?” She scanned the room then snapped her fingers. “Toiletries.”

She ran down the hall into the bathroom, and threw open the cabinet doors under the sink. Laura squatted, heart thrumming in her ears even louder, and extracted her travel toiletry kit. She slammed the doors shut, pressed her hands to her knees, and . . .

“Going somewhere?”

Laura froze, her eyelids closed. He wasn’t supposed to be here. He must have forgotten something. Swallowing back bile, she steeled herself against what was about to come, opened her eyes and turned to face him.

Friday's prompt:

Inside the book . . .

Inside the book, taped to the first page was a key.

3 comments:

Ceri Hebert June 22, 2009 at 9:11 PM  

Excellent, but what a tease on Friday's prompt!

Denise June 22, 2009 at 9:18 PM  

Hehe! When I wrote that sentence, I thought it was perfect by itself.

Ceri Hebert June 22, 2009 at 9:28 PM  

You're right. had the exact right impact!

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