Saturday, 18 November 2017

Writing Prompt: Reluctant

Today's writing prompt is "Reluctant".

Here are three mini stories I thought of when I heard the prompt. Let me know what you think of them. Comment below!

She was reluctant to leave.
She looked at the withered plants on the windowsill. In spring time they used to bloom in beautiful bright colours.
Alas, spring seems to have left ages ago, and the plants have withered as they never even had so in the middle of winter. Lack of care would do that to living creatures. Plants.
She wondered if her lover even noticed the dead plants.
She wondered if he will even notice her absence.

She was reluctant to leave.
She was afraid that it would be the last time she would see her father if she left the hospital cabin now.
She did not want it to end this way, in here of all places.
Mingled with the putrid smell of antiseptic and bleach, the wailing sound of loved ones crying, and the shadow of death.
She couldn't even apologize to him anymore for her rude behavior.

She was reluctant to leave.
Her baby was gurgling happily, making a mess of the breakfast.
She did not have the heart to stop her child.
Watching the baby make silly noises was far more satisfying than the attending the meeting.
She wished she could avoid going in front of her leering boss, but she did not have much of a choice.
This was how food got put on the table in this house, because the father of the baby decided he was not responsible for creating a new life.

1 comment:

  1. This is interesting ..... how you have taken a word used randomly and then give it various perspectives! One word....very large landscape.