Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Saturday Centus - A Respect For Words

Jenny Matlock
You know it's been a zooey week when it's Wednesday and you're just getting to write your Saturday Centus piece.  Ah life!  It can certainly interfere with blogging.

Here's the scoop on Saturday Centus.  Our facilitator, Jenny Matlock, gives you a prompt.  Then you get to add 100 words to that to form a story.  And good luck!  It ain't easy!  That's a fact!  (BTW:  You'll want to link to the SC homepage, and then read the other entries.  Just click on the button at the top of this page and you'll be guided through.)

Now, my story for the week.  The prompt is in red.

A Respect For Words

Dorothy found a bundle of yellowed envelopes, tied with a piece of rough twine, in an old trunk in the attic.

She lifted the stack of letters from the ancient chest, and immediately recognized her husband's handwriting and the name on the address.  These were Ben's letters to his first wife, (now deceased), that he had sent from Korea!

Dorothy's thoughts drifted to the letters from her late husband that were neatly tucked into the back of her lingerie drawer.

"Some words are written to be read by only one set of eyes," she whispered, as she placed the letters back in the trunk and gently closed the lid.


  1. Aw, that is really sweet! I like that Dorothy. :)

  2. Fabulous! This uplifting and well written piece really speaks to me.

    Thanks for the good writing..........cj

  3. Wow, that woman has a lot of integrity. I don't know that I could put them back without reading them. I would be too nosy LOL.

  4. What a beautiful little story. Her choice says volumes about their relationship. This was wonderful!

  5. I've only one word to say. Beautiful.

  6. Beautiful and so sweet of her not to read them...most would be curious especially if its about an ex... loved this.

  7. This was poignant and beautiful.

    I found this so touching that she put them back without reading them.

    I love the tender way you crafted the words here.

  8. aww that must have been upsetting for her but your character was still respectful to the situation. nice.

  9. This sentiment is so true...excellent writing...I love moral characters !!!

  10. Beautifully written! What self-control Dorothy has.
    Great centus!
    Best wishes,
    I'm sorry that I am commenting so late. I am going back yo older posts that I have missed.
    Here is my SC-text:
    'Infrequent visitor' SC week 39


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