Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Monday's missing words

I was robbed yesterday, while walking home from the library. My robber was a tall woman with short, dark, curly hair. She didn’t look dangerous. That was her disguise, allowing her to sneak up behind unsuspecting women and rob them. She smiled at me sweetly and said “Excuse me, do you know the way to a guaranteed happy ending?” I answered “No, I’m sorry, I don’t.” “Oh well, never mind,” she said, and turned and walked away. When I returned home, and checked my pockets, I realised that she had stolen one hundred words from me while we were talking.

5 comments:

bluemountainsmary said...

You are very clever.

There is an unusual darkness in a lot of your writing - no not darkness - a suspensefulness - if that makes sense!

Eleanor said...

Bluemountainsmary - It makes perfect sense.

But I think it is actually YOU who is very clever!

Anonymous said...

beautiful!

Just Plain Jane said...

I especially like the results of your new challenge of keeping it to 100 words. I'm curious how you're feeling about it?

Anna said...

How witty you are!This was so brilliant.