Writing Prompt Excercise — 100 Words

She freezes, hearing the sounds of a carriage outside the house. The creaking of the wheels as a man climbs down, and her paralysis breaks.

“Hurry,” she hisses to her lover, still only half-dressed in the moonlit room.

“He’ll be a while,” the nonchalant reply, “and I can’t go out the window with him standing under it.”

“Please,” she begs, “don’t let him catch you.”

“Alright.” A blown kiss and her lover moves to the window, only to halt there. “He’s left a man watching the window.”

They both turn as his steps fill the house, approaching her chamber door.

Prompt from A Writer’s Book of Days by Judy Reeves



by | Mar 11, 2007

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