Demons


Jonathan dresses his characters in the faults of his wife. At breakfast, he studies her loose, chewing mouth; her thin pale lips. Perhaps when this novel is finished, they will divorce.

Perhaps not.

This was written for this week's Trifecta Writing Challenge.
"This weekend we're asking for 33 of your own words that exorcise a demon.  One of your own, or one from your imagination.  Let it bleed on the page."

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Writing in the Margins, Bursting at the Seams: Demons

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Demons


Jonathan dresses his characters in the faults of his wife. At breakfast, he studies her loose, chewing mouth; her thin pale lips. Perhaps when this novel is finished, they will divorce.

Perhaps not.

This was written for this week's Trifecta Writing Challenge.
"This weekend we're asking for 33 of your own words that exorcise a demon.  One of your own, or one from your imagination.  Let it bleed on the page."

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14 Comments:

At December 29, 2012 at 10:24 PM , OpenID jannatwrites said...

What a nice guy! Would be funny if she was already planning to leave him.

 
At December 29, 2012 at 11:16 PM , Blogger Sandra said...

His demons are hard at work! What an interesting take on the prompt, Kelly.

 
At December 30, 2012 at 12:10 AM , Anonymous barbara said...

drawing the characters by watching his wife's every move - oh, my . . . . this is a marriage made in hell.

 
At December 30, 2012 at 3:07 AM , Anonymous Trifecta said...

Oooo. I really like this.

 
At December 30, 2012 at 5:45 AM , Blogger lumdog2012 said...

They might stay together if she doesn't read the book! Clever response.

 
At December 30, 2012 at 6:28 AM , Blogger Draug said...

Ha! Now now, don't break yourself away from such a great source of inspiration ;)

 
At December 30, 2012 at 7:18 AM , Blogger Gina said...

I love how he finds inspiration. Now he needs to keep the book out if her hands unless its what he wants. I loved this!

 
At December 30, 2012 at 7:22 AM , Blogger Tara R. said...

I wonder how my family and friends would feel if they ever recognized themselves in my fiction writing.

 
At December 30, 2012 at 8:40 AM , Blogger paulaj said...

Jonathan dresses his characters in the faults of his wife. What a great way to describe what we, as writers, do. I'm not sure he can afford to jettison this valuable resource.

 
At December 30, 2012 at 10:48 AM , Blogger Atreyee said...

Loved the opening lines Tara-a lovely piece:-)

 
At December 30, 2012 at 12:13 PM , Blogger Bo said...

This is really good.. Im sure this happens alot in our writing world.

 
At December 30, 2012 at 1:57 PM , OpenID tenwordstory said...

Comedians often fashion their jokes at the expense of their loved ones too. It's funny how after time passes, it's the little things that tend to irk us the most.

 
At December 31, 2012 at 3:13 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

As writers, we draw on our own experiences to deepen the palette of our characters.
Bcijo aka Joanne Edith.
Having trouble using my wordpress ID to leave a comment.

 
At January 1, 2013 at 7:47 AM , Blogger Deborah Batterman said...

Great first line . . . Of course it makes me hunger to see what some of those characters are wearing.

 

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