Response to Julia’s:
There it is, lying just beneath the surface. Your desire for life, your longing for love, your trust that it will come. Water like liquid glass, hiding nothing. The occasional perturbation lasting no more than a moment. Then gone. The assumption so clear, unquestioned, certain. But it is not. Valentine fool, lured into this false security. Love’s viper peers, waits for a momentary lapse, a weakness, the ripple that leaves you looking elsewhere. Toys with your belief, until, too late, the fangs of folly pierce an artery, injecting poison. Leaves you gasping—then left for dead. Happy Valentine’s Day!
9 thoughts on “Valentine – 100 Word Challenge”
‘Loves viper peers’… I love that phrase. 🙂
I am a big fan of reading aloud. So much so that I find the sounds of words intoxicating. DIdn’t mean to be such a downer (especially for someone who’s getting married), but it was a fun exercise. :o)
Um. Lovely sentiment.
So you’re saying I shouldn’t apply for a job at Hallmark?
Actually, you probably should. I’ll bet you could uncover a huge, untapped market.
Valentines day is a poisonous ‘holiday’ pushed by consumerism.
Then I guess you liked my entry for the 100-word challenge…
Ohh I enjoyed this different take on Valentine’s Day 🙂 Beth
Thanks! I get tired of the same super sweet sentiments for this “holiday.” Glad you liked it!