Thursday, November 11, 2010

AW Blog Chain - A Dear John Letter

This month's AbsoluteWrite blog chain was a challenge. The theme was not a theme so much as a concept: a drabble. A story in a hundred words. I am generally not known for my brevity, but I hope you can pull a story out of these few words. I give you:
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DEAR JOHN~a drabble
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“I’m not good with art,” John says, squinting at the note.

I look down at the crisp white paper, the even black script.

“It’s not art.” I point to the three distinct words. How can he not see? “It says…”

He makes an impatient sound, a sound of finality. The world is suddenly blurry and I blink to clear my eyes.

“Sorry. You know I can’t find the meaning in this creative shit.” He scuffs out of the room, drops into his ergo-set and links into the feeds.

The words droop, the ink bleeding away. “It says ‘I love you’.”


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Bettedra direct link to her post.
FreshHell direct link to her post
CScottMorris direct link to his post
AuburnAssassin direct link to her post
Aheila direct link to her post
Bibbo direct link to his post
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Proach http://desstories.blogspot.com
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rmgil04 http://writersinprogresswip.blogspot.com/
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11 comments:

  1. Good stuff. This definitely squeezed my heart. What a great addition to the mix.

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  2. Loved it. Poor girl though... Just watched The Office and I could so see Erin as the girl. LOL

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  3. Sweet tale. We seem to be bringing our A-game to these drabbles...it's a high standard to meet!

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  4. Great post, hillary. I felt bad for the girl. She must have felt really sad at the way John treated her.

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  5. Oh! I love it! There is a lot of feelings in so few words. Can I punch John? Please?

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  6. Aheila, of course you may punch him (in 100 words or less).

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  7. Such a dick. But it was a good story. I teared up at the end

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  8. This Blog: bringing people to tears since 11/15/10 at 2:54 PM. Yesss!

    P.S. Hi Sian. *waves*

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  9. I get the second punch! Really nice little story here.

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  10. Whoa, the people are getting violent here. This may be the most powerful 100 words I've ever compiled...I think I like it.

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