Stitching

She watched him, smiling.

What is WonHundred Word Wednesdays? It’s when a group of amazing authors and I write 100 word stories all based on the same short prompt and post them. All the variations are fun to read. Here is my entry for the week.

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He circled staring at her. She was flawless. Everything was perfect, including the slight error in the beading. No one else would notice it, but he did.

The whole time she watched him, smiling. He closed his eyes trying to embrace the lie a moment more. She’d never take his appraisal silently. Not really. She’d mock him. She’d point out the imperfections, like that stich, but never silence.

Taking a step back, he ended the simulation. He’d thought he wanted to see her again, alive and smiling. Perhaps he did, but this charade wasn’t life. It was a death shroud.

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