Sunday, October 11, 2015

Get it yourself


(Please scroll down or click HERE for my Sunday Scribblings 2 post)




Today's 12 words at The Sunday Whirl are milk, thrum, traffic, matter, risk, trip, link, letters, chill, minute, urge and courage





She sits on the floor in the corner of a room, screwed balls of paper surround her. Nothing but meaningless letters on a page. The rhythmic thrum of traffic outside becomes a beating drum, louder, louder. The chill that she felt just minutes ago, now raw anger. Hurtling the pad and pen across the room, she draws up her legs and drops her head to her knees and sobs, and sobs.

It was another business trip he’d told her. He no longer works here said his boss. He hadn’t the courage to tell her. Did he think it didn’t matter? Was it a risk too far?

Muscles tensing, heart pounding, she leaps to her feet and flings a wooden chair at a window; shards of glass scatter. Books fly across the room as shelves crash down. Over goes a table. Smashed vases and ornaments crunch beneath her feet.

Before leaving, she sticks a note on the fridge. We are out of milk it says. Get it yourself.




 Picture : Anger by gepardism at deviantART




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15 comments:

  1. I admire her - sometimes you have to leave to make something better for yourself - reminds me of that Michael Douglas film - 'Falling Down' - you can pretend...but your lies will find you out!

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  2. I know a girl who throws things around like that - never solved anything, and made a thorough mess. Great poem though. Enjoyed reading it.

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    1. Fortunately for her it was no longer her mess! Thanks Misky.

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  3. I have sometimes felt like doing that, but as Misky says, it would make a mess you'd have to clear up. I once threw the car keys through the kitchen window, and was made to repair it, cutting the glass, putt, and nails.

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    1. Whoops! Never mind, you now have another skill.

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  4. The threat of the mess that would need to be cleaned up was enough to stop me. Yet, I will never forget how thoroughly
    I enjoyed "sanitizing" that room after signing those papers. Of course, there was that time when I almost obliterated the tomato patch I was supposedly weeding. It really did help, in the moment,

    Elizabeth

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    1. Smashing something can be very therapeutic. I threw something at my TV once. That I don't recommend!

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  5. A calmer mind is needed to really get back at him. If he's renting the apartment or whatever, get the milk, and a few other perishables, now turn it off as you leave. (P.S. Your phrase should be "He no longer works here")

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    1. Excellent idea! Oh, and well spotted. I've duly corrected it. It's amazing how you can proof read it time and time again and still miss something.

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  6. Ooooooh, I could DEFINITELY feel the tension. Good for her, but didn't she take her clothes?????
    Powerful and very well done.

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  7. I agree. This is powerfully told.

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