Wednesday's Three Word Wednesday

The prompt words over at Three Word Wednesday are bored, habit and settle. We’re having some problems launching this day – I’m flying to Rapid City for a story and I have dog (singular, the one who eats shit she shouldn't) behaving badly – so a short exercise, a Fiction in 58, is what you get.

Grand Theft Therapy

She had a habit, had it bad.
The itch, the glazed eyes, the kinetic energy that’s tiring to watch. Up, down, check the fridge, sit, stand, scratch, scratch. She was bored, habitually.
A reaction to this settle-down life she had chosen. Consistent, predictable.
Boosting the car seemed right. The two-lane blacktop, the middle of nowhere, felt even better.

12 comments:

Linda Jacobs said...

Oh, I love the ending! And there is so much energy created in the third line. Cool poem!

Pam said...

What a fun read. I could feel her skin crawl with energy.

Paul said...

You captured her mood wonderfully. It's almost enough to fire me up with energy once I finish writing my piece.

anthonynorth said...

A lot said in few words - and energetically!

tumblewords said...

Nothing better than a little GTT. Upgrades the mood immediately. Nice post!

Amarettogirl said...

Yeah - the pacing here was awesome - couldn't seem to accept any other image but the dogs the whole time! Also such an interesting response to repetitive boredom - boostin a car!
My 3ww is entitled Old habits Die Hard, I know I kill them - if you're able to check it out on your day trip - let me know what you think!

pjd said...

I'm beginning to get that you like sentence fragments and lists, particularly lists of one-word actions. It works for you in a Philip Marlowe kind of way. This one I'm imagining Garrison Keillor reading to start off a Guy Noir sequence...

TheRobRogers said...

It's good stuff, Thommy.

Which makes me feel like even more of a jerk.

TC said...

Are you spying on me in the middle of winter? *er*

TC said...

Err... I should clarify. I'd never steal anything. But pace around, wishing I was on an open road with a car and nowhere specific to go? Oh yeah, i think about that often. And every once in awhile, I just go do it.

gautami tripathy said...

Your flash fiction are simply great!

Writing style meme

one more believer said...

title sez it all... consistent, predictable, great scene chasers...yr style of fiction 58 is the best...