Wednesday, March 23, 2011


For Velvet Verbosity's 100 Words Project. This week's inspiration is CUFFS.

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The first few cuffs across the chops she let slide without question. If her strict upbringing taught her anything, it was that the man was head of the house. Reminding her of her place was probably called for.

As his corrective hand grew firmer over time, it became a little more difficult. At least now he only struck her where it wouldn't have to show.

But when she found streaks of blood in her daughter's little panties, that was too much.

As the officer placed the cuffs on her own blood-soaked wrists, she smiled - certain any judge would understand.


barbara said...

Clew - right to the crux of the matter in only 100 words. Well said!

Stacy said...

Holy crap! And I mean that in a good way.

Tara R. said...

Such a powerful story is so few words. Well done.

Teresa Kander said...

Oh my many emotions in just 100 words. Great job!

juanitagf said...

Wow. Wow. Wow. So much with so little.

Arlee Bird said...

That was a tough story. Who could really blame her though? And hopefully a judge would understand but these days you never know.

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Aurora Lee said...

As others have said: powerful piece. Hard to blame her for what she's done. (and also: great job using two different versions of the prompt :) )

Velvet Verbosity said...

Eesh. You packed a punch.

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