Saturday, January 1, 2011
Plans of Mice and Men...
This is Saturday Centus . The prompt must be used word for word somewhere in the story on not more than 100 words.The prompt is highlighted. For complete rules see:http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com.
Today's prompt:Her crumpled up list of resolutions
Plans of Mice and Men
Kate followed Ronnie up the basement stairs, her heart still pounding like a bass drum. Gray light showered her dining table, now dusty with sheetrock crumbs. Cold air wrapped around her shoulders as she counted the four walls that still stood. Looking out the kitchen window she saw her neighbors huddling where their house, now a pile of matchsticks, once stood.
She looked down and saw her crumpled up list of resolutions still clinched in her fist just as Ronnie’s face began to register the damage.
She smiled slightly, reached for his hand, and found her voice. “I guess I will have to rewrite these.”
The scene is inspired by all those unfortunate people who lost their homes in the St. Louis area and Arkansas yesterday in a very freakish New Year's Eve tornado.