Will You Take … ? (100 Word Challenge)

(The prompt for this week’s 100 word challenge for grown-ups was ‘but I turned it off…’)

I wrapped the soft silk around my hand, letting its weight slip through my fingers like water.  Ivory, like my wedding gown.

Raising it, I caught the fragrance of freesias, and remembered hiding my trembling hands behind a bouquet of gold freesias that day.

I needed nothing to hide behind now.  No one saw me any more. I’d become invisible.

My cheeks burned.  Shame?  Or just my body staging yet another trawl for oestrogen?

A voice whispered in my ear:  ‘Thou shalt not …’

But I turned it off.

Sliding the negligee into my pocket, I quickly left the store.

About Sandra

I used to cruise the French waterways with my husband four or five months a year, and wrote fiction and poetry. Now I live on the beautiful Dorset coast, enjoying the luxury of being able to have a cat, cultivating an extensive garden and getting involved in the community. I still write fiction, but only when the spirit moves me - which isn't as often as before. I love animals, F1 motor racing, French bread and my husband, though not necessarily in that order.
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12 Responses to Will You Take … ? (100 Word Challenge)

  1. Judee says:

    Not where I expected it to go, well done!


  2. Nicely done, enjoyed this..could be one to continue…


  3. enterprisegran says:

    Lovely. I enjoyed reading this. A great insight into the mind of this unhappy lady.


  4. Sandra says:

    Yes I think there’s a crisis in progress here … 😦


  5. Alison Green says:

    Poor woman, beautifully portrayed. Love the twist at the end.


  6. Mayumi says:

    Lovely description of the memory of the wedding. A note of sadness with that ending, that’s quite honest but also painful. Well done!


  7. Sandra says:

    Thanks for commenting. Appreciated.


  8. Lorraine ForT says:

    Wistful and risky…Thanks for this moment of her life. 🙂


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