Wednesday's Three Word Wednesday

The words over at Three Word Wednesday are balance, dictate and wander. Time dictates a Fiction in 58.

Caroline Wheeler’s Birthday Present

She wept, soft sobs balancing twin streams of tears that streaked elaborate makeup.
The box was wrapped in delicate tissue, a satin ribbon of robin’s egg blue. She dictated no gifts; this was left without a note, fanfare; found only after her guests had made farewells.
Lost in sorrow, thoughts wandered to that night.
Inside the box, handcuffs.

10 comments:

Uncle E said...

I liked this one...especially the fact you used a Jazz Butcher song in the title.

lissa said...

kind of a mystery especially at the end about the handcuffs

Quin Browne said...

thomas!

Vin said...

HEY..thats so mean!!

tumblewords said...

No wonder she yearned for a gift-free day. Dang.

Lucy said...

hand-cuffs! once again this dumb blonde is left dumbfounded!
i don't get it Thom! but I found it interesting!!

Princess Aiz said...

interesting twist at the end.. nice
-Aiz.

one more believer said...

excellent short story...bondage blue silk ...

Michelle Johnson said...

Nice, short fictional mystery. Love the ending. Makes my mind wander. Have a nice day.

watermaid said...

That's the way to do it - set up a mystery in just 58 words.