Carol


“Carol’s here.”  Earle insisted.
“She left him years ago,” Tish whispered to Jude. “Poor, sweet man.”

Earle died; They cleared away the remnants of his life.
They found Carol tucked beneath the floorboards.

This post was written in response to the Trifecta Writing Challenge.  This weekend, we were to write a 33 word response to this picture:



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Writing in the Margins, Bursting at the Seams: Carol

Friday, February 24, 2012

Carol


“Carol’s here.”  Earle insisted.
“She left him years ago,” Tish whispered to Jude. “Poor, sweet man.”

Earle died; They cleared away the remnants of his life.
They found Carol tucked beneath the floorboards.

This post was written in response to the Trifecta Writing Challenge.  This weekend, we were to write a 33 word response to this picture:



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17 Comments:

At February 24, 2012 at 10:51 AM , Anonymous Leslicollins said...

LOL - deathbed confession?

 
At February 24, 2012 at 11:50 AM , Anonymous Jennifer Orozco said...

Yikes!

 
At February 24, 2012 at 12:27 PM , Anonymous Annabelle said...

Yowza! That's a heck of a twist.

 
At February 24, 2012 at 1:55 PM , Anonymous Elizabeth Young said...

SPOOK-EEEEEEEEEEEEE! I wasn't expecting this and it shocked me!

 
At February 24, 2012 at 6:36 PM , Anonymous kgwaite said...

I wasn't expecting it either, Elizabeth! Thanks for reading!

 
At February 24, 2012 at 6:43 PM , Anonymous kgwaite said...

I thought so, too. Thanks Annabelle.

 
At February 24, 2012 at 6:44 PM , Anonymous kgwaite said...

Yeah, I thought that, too. Nearly didn't post this.

 
At February 24, 2012 at 6:44 PM , Anonymous kgwaite said...

I think so.

 
At February 24, 2012 at 7:13 PM , Anonymous TLanceB said...

wondered who'd go grim and gothic. Nice. You know I like this a lot. Great job.

 
At February 24, 2012 at 8:01 PM , Anonymous Dana said...

Zoiks! So creepy... I love it!

 
At February 24, 2012 at 8:01 PM , Anonymous Jesterqueen said...

Oooh! Makes me think of the first story in Stephen King's Full Dark No Stars!

 
At February 24, 2012 at 8:20 PM , Anonymous meadering meágan said...

Cool flash story.

(But that photo is totally not how human remains should be handled...)

 
At February 24, 2012 at 9:26 PM , Anonymous The Twisting Kaleidoscope said...

Creepy! You need to write the backstory on this :)

 
At February 25, 2012 at 5:01 AM , Anonymous LetMeStartBySaying said...

And what on earth were they doing lifting up the floorboards? They seemed rather suspicious of Earle...which I like.

 
At February 25, 2012 at 5:59 AM , Anonymous The Mommy Patient said...

Nice twist. Also a bit Edgar Allen Poe - esque.

 
At February 26, 2012 at 4:50 PM , Anonymous Sharpl Little Pencil said...

Oh, I love the dark ending. Very nice take on a fun new prompt for me... keeping it to 33 words is a challenge, and you did a good job. Amy
http://sharplittlepencil.com/2012/02/27/or-not-to-be/

 
At February 26, 2012 at 10:31 PM , Anonymous Trifectawritingchallenge said...

Thanks for linking up. I love that you've given us an entire story here, not just a scene. It's hard to do in such a short space, but you've nailed it. Note to self: listen more carefully when the Earle's of the world speak. Hope you come back on Monday for the weekday challenge.

 

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