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100 Words – Dig

dig dirty hands

She tried to dig up the feelings I’d buried deep inside. It took a year of constant effort, but she finally wore me down. What she found destroyed her and landed me back in jail. Fortunately she escaped the apartment before any permanent damage could be done.

Why do people think that all feelings are positive? It’s not fair. I spent decades of hard work and therapy to make myself as normal as possible. Then she came along and made me love her. She couldn’t accept that parts of me are bad. She wanted the whole experience. She got it.


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Tags: ,, | Comments (0) | Author: Tom | Published: January 25, 2020

100 Words – The Evil Path

evil doll

Raul slowly came to accept the latent evil within him. It started small and slowly as a series of petty crimes. The abuse of ever larger creatures, from ants to squirrels to cats and dogs. The theft of objects belonging to his classmates and their parents.

Then came the felonies. Nice bicycles gave way to cars. Locks did not deter him for long. His shiny new gun avoided the need for physical violence. The women all knelt before him.

As he progressed unencumbered by any law or moral code he finally arrived at the ultimate sin, a career in politics.


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Comments (0) | Author: Tom | Published: January 19, 2020

100 Words – Dance Alone

dance alone dancers

Watching you dance alone in the dark. Wishing I had the courage to dance with you. Knowing you would never say yes. You would most likely be kind, but the answer would always be no.

Go for it say my friends. They don’t know. They aren’t in love with you. They don’t know what I know. It will never happen.

This longing is killing me. The agony must be relieved. The source of this pain must be destroyed. I’m sorry that I have to do this. Forgive me. You’d never say yes. I will cry at your funeral. I promise.

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Tags: | Comments (0) | Author: Tom | Published: January 11, 2020

100 Words – Pearl Girl

woods where pearl was found

Once upon a pearl a little girl did fall. Her skinned knee was ignored as she examined her new treasure. Her mother told her it was fake, but she knew it was real and important. She did not know that the murderer was very grateful she took it from the crime scene.

The police never found the missing woman. The little girl’s mother never connected the pictures in the paper with her child’s treasure. The luxurious strand of pearls draped over the woman’s chest belonged to another world. She never knew that she denied her daughter’s fifteen minutes of fame.


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Tags: ,, | Comments (0) | Author: Tom | Published: January 4, 2020

100 Words – Doomed

doomed woods

I was once counted among the doomed of this land, but I found a haven in her arms. She gave me my soul back. Soon though the bill for this kindness will come due.

Fortunately she is not without need. Her line of work pays well when she can find work. Otherwise she must rely on her wits.

She waits for me somewhere in this night. I have the money she needs. She has what I want. We’ll both be satisfied. That is, if we survive. At the moment of exchange anything can go wrong. Tomorrow, will my mother weep?

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Tags: , | Comments (0) | Author: Tom | Published: November 23, 2019


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