Thursday, April 16, 2009

Friday, 4/17/09 - "THE BOX - Continued"

every Friday, compose a short story of 55 words - no more, no less. if you want to join in the fun and games and give it a your story and report to the boss

"THE BOX - Continued"

Her life had collapsed and she was restricted more with each passing year.

The occasional yes when she really meant no was easier than creating discord. Surely there was no harm in this.

However, the day finally came when it was always a yes, never a no, and she had become a lonely lost puppet.

Prayer Girl


Note: The following was LAST WEEK'S "55 Flash Fiction Friday":


Her eyes furtively slip to the small writing table. They dart from silver notebook to blue pen to pink cell phone. Her trembling, ambivalent hand reaches out and retracts.

If she calls, he'll contact the lawyer and win again. If she doesn't, she's the victim again and he wins.

Trapped in a box of fear.

(Photo credit: Anonymous - unable to locate proper credit)


Steve E. said...

I'm glad you added last week's "beginning" of the story, so that it made a coherent...uh...well...ummmmm yes!

Shadow said...

this is truly how simply, quickly and easily it can happen... great 55!

Dr.John said...

A great 55.
Too many yeses and one forgets how to say no.
Thought provoking.

g-man said...

Most of us have felt the same at times Prayer Girl. Thank you so much for playing again this week.
Thanks for visiting, and have a Great Week-End...G

Akelamalu said...

Seems like she had lost her identity over the years. You told so much in 55 words both last week and this.

Great writing.

Mine's up too.

Hootin' Anni said...

Very very think of all the no's we should have said many times instead saying truly is entrapment.

My 55 is posted, scroll down below my Friday's Show n Tell to find it. Have a great weekend.

Syd said...

How true. I'm dealing with a lonely lost puppet right now. He just doesn't get the insanity of his disease.

jadey said...

I like this post. Stand strong its okay to say no. My 55 is up

clean and crazy said...

very, very cool. how sad and even though it is fiction it is so very true for many of us who don't make it to the doors of recovery.

Just Be Real said...

Excellent message in 55 words. Thanks PG!

Lou said...

Way cool, PG!

Wistful, but mysterious.

Mona said...

one loses one's identity ,a cost of going with the flow!

Eaton Bennett said...

I can relate to this and how easy it is to let things roll right over the top of you, until what defines you is lost. Powerful words.

Mama Zen said...

This is fabulous!

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

So few words can have such big impact.