Hubris

She claimed as her own every victory, every accolade, and every achievement he had won by his own blood, sweat, and tears, and she felt emboldened to take advantage of every opportunity to show off the spoils of her twisted little conquest. Her cap had been set the moment they met and nothing would stand … Continue reading Hubris

Liminal

Hers was a liminal position within his world, occupying a space in the threshold between being just friends and being more, as if she’d taken a clear step out of one toward the other but had not yet passed all the way through that middle ground of something more, still also something less, but on … Continue reading Liminal

Twilight

She was walking along alone in the twilight of her old life with all its challenges and an over abundance of difficulty slowly fading in the last rays of what once was, moving steadfastly toward her future and the dawning of the new life. ⁂ Sammie Scribbles Weekend Writing Prompt Use the word “twilight” and … Continue reading Twilight

Ineffable

He knew what he felt when she smiled at him with that smile where one corner of her mouth curled just a little bit higher and her nose wrinkled momentarily, when naughty jokes escaped from her lips just before a teacup was raised for a sip, when her big eyes were turned upon him, and … Continue reading Ineffable

Barricade

She learned early on that to too many, her value would only lie in whether she was capable of matching and meeting their expectations for perfection, whatever that might be, and it took utter destruction brought on by her need to be everything to everyone and her failure to do so to teach her that … Continue reading Barricade

Devour

He was taken by her, completely. She was almost otherworldly to him, the stuff of dreams that wisp away in rays of golden sunshine leaving only the vaguest impression of a sigh or heartbeat: unmistakably present but also too soft and delicate to describe. Except that she was real, bone and flesh (that flesh), and … Continue reading Devour

Complex

She was a fascinating and colorful combination of exquisite juxtapositions which to some might overwhelm or seem impossible that all exist in only one complex puzzle that most lacked either the patience or the intellect to solve. But not to him. ⁂ Sammie Scribbles Weekend Writing Prompt Use the word “complex” and write a piece … Continue reading Complex

Tinker

He had tinkered away at the problems before him aimlessly and without effect for ages. Nothing he’d done could mend what was broken because what was broken was not the thing itself, but rather the components. No matter how much energy was put into the project, the only sparks that flew anymore were dangerous ones. … Continue reading Tinker

Antipathy

She had the most deep seated antipathy for the kind of person whose entitlement and self-serving attitude would willing dismiss or use others without any regard or remorse… Like HER. ⁂ Sammie Scribbles Weekend Writing Prompt Use the word “antipathy” and write a piece of poetry or prose in exactly 30 words. Continue reading Antipathy

Grimace

He grimaced at the tender insight and piercing way she seemed to always know and to speak the truth, and it was equal parts liberating and terrifying to own what his life was. ⁂ Sammie Scribbles Weekend Writing Prompt Use the word “grimace” and write a piece of poetry or prose in exactly 33 words. Continue reading Grimace