Fifteen years of fear and regret exited his life in the belly of a suitcase. She wouldn’t forgive him. Yet… the betrayal felt like that of a stranger. The child belonged to another: the youth who died at the bottom of a bottle when his lover disappeared without a trace.
A fabulous summation of a life-time focussed on a single event. Really got me thinking. Great writing, Vic.
Thank you, Chris. It was a strange experience, having to compress an entire story into fifty words and it took some thinking. I must have edited this fragment a dozen times before reaching something I was satisfied with. I love the fact that you picked up on that life-time focus on that one event (this is the sub-story for one of my works in progress – having done a lot of writing up and research for it, I am almost tempted to keep it for a prequel).
Sometimes it is all about the little things!
I’m doing my best to remind myself of that every day when I sit down to write.
It is a powerful tale in just 50 words, I liked it very much, excellent.
Thank you so much. When I first saw the challenge, I thought it near impossible. I’m glad you liked the tale.
Captivates the imagination and emotions in just one paragraph. Nicely done, Vic, as always! 🙂
So lovely to hear from you and you’ve made my day with your comment. Thank you 🙂