Saturday, April 2, 2011

Saturday Centus: Exit 181

It's that time again...another story, 100 words or less, based upon a single prompt. This week's prompt is in green.

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The sign caught her off guard: Exit 181, ½ mile ahead. She veers off and pulls into the Quick Stop, finding an inconspicuous parking spot near the back of the station.  Panic begins to set in. What, in heaven’s name, is she doing here?  Could she really go through with this? She thought of her family back home:  the kids depending upon her, the husband supporting her. Deep down she knew what was right. With determination, a silent prayer, and a heavy sigh she pulls out, continuing her journey towards recovery, ever grateful for the intervention of the previous night. 

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Jenny Matlock

18 comments:

Brian Miller said...

i hope that she finds that which she seeks...

Nonna Beach said...

Excellent job ! A powerful take on the prompt !!!

Karen S. said...

Wonderful use of the prompt and hopefully she finds her way and her way back home again!

June Freaking Cleaver said...

What strength it would take to get back on the straight and narrow!

Great job!

gaelikaa said...

I'd love to know what this was all about!

Judie said...

You dug deep again, Polly, and look what popped out! Way to go!!

Sue said...

Good one, Polly. I liked that she won out.

=)

Rekha said...

Great use of the prompt but it leaves so many questions unanswered....will she go back...will she recover? Enjoyed this.

Dazee Dreamer said...

Very, very good. I wish more people would be open to intervention. thank you.

noexcuses said...

Well done! You left me with hope that she will continue on and get the help she needs.

Gems said...

Sometimes you have to continue your journey i order to be the best you can be back home! Great post!
Gems x

Ames said...

What was she going to do at the station? Rob it? Steal something? What ever her intent, she got control of it.~Ames

jfb57 said...

This was a great post because you have got me thinking & asking so many questions! Brill!

Willoughby said...

She must have been very strong to resist temptation and continue on her journey.

Great post!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I love how you used this prompt. It's a great story and very well worded.
xoRobyn

Jo said...

wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!!

cj Schlottman said...

There is so much hope in this little story! The idea of renewal and healing really dovetails with spring. Wonderful!

Namaste..........cj

Jenny said...

If she ever goes again, she should remember how far she's come and how many people are praying and believing in her success.

Powerful use of the prompt Miss P.

I'm on your side, when times are tough, and friends just can't be found...like a bridge over troubled waters...I will lay me down.

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