OneWord - Vows

OneWord is a writer's prompt that begs for brevity. You've got 60 seconds to write about one word. That word today? Vows.

They were recited under a gazebo in a public gardens, where volunteers planted pansies and watched from the parking lot. Words like commitment, devotion, love were written in longhand and memorized for the day. Words do not govern life. And as they grew, they grew apart. Until she found another. He found those vows in a cardboard carton, yellowed with age, and burned them in a cleansing exorcism

7 comments:

Noah the Great said...

It's interesting how well this is put together, if you wrote it in 60 seconds. Perhaps, I should start doing this sometime. It sounds fun.

Large Marge said...

Nice! But did you cheat?

Donna said...

Looks like we're all thinking the same thing. Did you really write this in 60 seconds?

That aside, even if you took 90, it's _________! (Insert the superlative of your choice.)

Jason said...

Holy shit... you kinda choked me up there for a second.

ThomG said...

Sixty seconds, I promise

Ocean Girl said...

Creative.

quin browne said...

marge and noah.. to borrow thom's soapbox--this is an amazing little writing tool... sure, i guess you could cheat, the fun is in finding out just how fast you can think.

thom simply makes it look easy.