Saturday, January 29, 2011

Saturday Centus, Sweet Endings


It is Saturdy Centus again and I love doing these. It is another bright sunny day before the coming storm, but again the mail box held issues that I don't want to think about today. So I threw myself in to the prompt, trying to really reach for soemthing different. I hope it works. The prompt today is she lifted the stack of letters from the ancient chest


                    



                                                             Sweet Endings



Tears trickled down Marcella’s rouged cheeks as the sheriff eased the door shut, his boot heels cuffing each wooden step down the stairwell.


Lambert dead. How alone she felt already. The sheriff hated to break the news, but she knew it wasn’t harder than advising her against attending the funeral. The town wanted no scene for Mrs. Lambert from his tart.


Her hand flicked the teardrops away as she lifted the stack of letters from the ancient chest. The deed for the gold mine rested between envelopes. She tied on her bonnet and headed out, thankful for Lambert’s provisions.

19 comments:

Judie said...

Claudia, this sounds like the beginning of a great adventure!!

Kat said...

This was wonderful! What a totally unique take on the prompt. I really enjoyed this, what a great little gem of a story. Kat

Sue said...

I'm glad he left her the gold mine...

(See? You pulled me in!)

=)

Cherie said...

I'm totally emersed! Great direction with the prompt :-D

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Terrific! I'd like to know what happens next. :D

elysabeth said...

Again, totally different. I loved how in such a few short words you really gave us a sense of what had happened. I think this too can be made into a longer story - there seems to be so much untold already - lol - good job - E :)

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Ames said...

Mrs Lambert is in for a show down isn't she. Claudia this would make a very good story. Please continue!~Ames

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

This is captivating. I want to know so much more. You wove such a great story into so few words. Fantastic job!
xoRobyn

Linda O'Connell said...

Claudia,
Don't stop now! Terrific.

Viki said...

What a different but very enjoyable take on this prompt. Good job.

nimaruichi said...

Did Marcella kill Lambert? One wonders...

Tina said...

This is built for continuation. Want to join me in the challenge of connecting all the stories? I'm really enjoying it. Great little gem you have in this piece!

Dazee Dreamer said...

oh my. That was good.

Jo said...

oh i have a feeling that she is a brave little tart!

Karen S. said...

Oh my goodness riches will be hers!

cj Schlottman said...

Great take on this prompt! It's so well written - love the tears on the rouged cheeks.

Thanks..........cj

gaelikaa said...

Everyone has their own take on things, isn't it true?

Jenny said...

Wow. This is cool. I've been watching a gold mining show on the history channel and this made me think of that!

I really enjoyed the unusual direction you went with this great prompt.

Such a cool link.

Thank you.

Nonna Beach said...

Very good take...a mourning tart with a heart of gold - mine !!!