Easy to not cry, Rita lied, wrapping her knuckles with tape. Tightening her braids and laces, she stepped into the ring – canvas empty, awaiting bloody strokes of passion. Rita imagined a masterpiece of pain.  She had endured his love and other acts of violence. He won’t be ready for round two.

 

52Words52Weeks

52 word stories over the course of 52 weeks

 

Advertisements

5 responses »

  1. […] own (or rather their titles with links to the original entries).  If you like these (Mourning, Knockout, Corners, Strength, Quest), perhaps the others will find you interested as […]

  2. […]   2    3    4    5     6    7    8     9    […]

  3. […] and his comic pop-art sensibility.  I then updated the story for which it was drawn – Knockout – so it would be attached as a featured […]

  4. Many of your word stories can be expanded into a novel.
    I’ve only read a few, but this is by far my favorite. There is strength within these words.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s