I must admit, I've been looking forward to Wednesday. Don't know about Wednesday Writing? Click here.
Today's words are: tears, sweet, and friendship
He's giving me that look that says he needs me. His eyes drip apology, but his tears lie. Each time he tries to convince me he’s over it, that it hasn’t consumed him, and each time I believe him. Somehow, believing him is easier. But you don’t just get over an addiction. His isn’t a monkey on his back or a devil on his shoulder. His feigns friendship as it eats first his mind, then his body, and eventually his soul. It comes in, sits with us at our table, whispers sweet nothings into his ear, and destroys us.
No one responded to the last Wednesday's Writing, so I thought, to get us started, I'd make it a contest! Just leave your 100 word story in the comments, or leave me a link to it. If it's over 100 words, or doesn't use the day's words, it will be appreciated...and disqualified.
So you're probably wondering what's up for grabs huh?
Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson!
Scarlett Martin has grown up in a most unusual way. Her family owns the Hopewell, a small hotel in the heart of New York City, and Scarlett lives there with her four siblings - Spencer, Lola, and Marlene.
When each of the Martins turns fifteen, they are expected to take over the care of a suite in the once elegant, now shabby Art Deco hotel. For Scarlett's fifteenth birthday, she gets both a room called the Empire Suite, and a permanent guest called Mrs. Amberson.
Scarlett doesn't quite know what to make of this C-list starlet, world traveler, and aspiring autobiographer who wants to take over her life. And when she meets Eric, an astonishingly gorgeous actor who has just moved to the city, her summer takes a second unexpected turn.
Before the summer is over, Scarlett will have to survive a whirlwind of thievery, Broadway glamour, romantic missteps, and theatrical deceptions. But in the city where anything can happen, she just might be able to pull it off.
Be sure to leave an e-mail address! Extra entries for every time you link this! I'll pick my favorite story Wednesday, September 30th!