In her pocket

by | May 30, 2015 | Fiction, Flash fiction, Relationships | 7 comments

I’m going to experiment with posting 100-word stories for a while. If you’d like to post your own 100-word story that riffs on this one, please do so in a comment. Other types of comments are always welcome, too.

In Her Pocket
By Laura McHale Holland

4382254384_0bf25714e3_mOn Thursday afternoons, she runs through the woods, your letters tucked in her back pocket. She can’t stop herself. Each week, she runs, since the day you left for Kalamazoo, or was it Denver? She is tired sometimes, bitten, rain soaked. But she runs. You were a long salt water drink, she says, shying from memories of breakfasts shared, films watched, because they dig too deep, like the scratch of a raccoon. Under shimmering leaves, she leaps for branches, but maybe she is just on her treadmill, passing time, a handkerchief in her pocket, no letters anywhere, not at all.

Photo, Wind In Her Hair, by Tomas Banisauskas, Creative Commons license.

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  1. Susan

    LOVE it and maybe I will make an attempt at a 100 word piece. : ) Hugs to you.


  2. Susan

    Oh, I forgot – CONGRATULATIONS on your win for your latest book. You ROCK the nation.


  3. Eve Trout

    Love reading anything you write, short or long. Always enjoyable.

  4. admin

    Thank you, Eve. Comments like yours help me keep going.

  5. admin

    Thanks for your enthusiasm for the story. I do hope you write a 100-word story of your own. You are a creative soul, and you might enjoy this form of expression. And thanks for the congrats about the award for Sisters Born, Sisters Found in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. It is gratifying for all involved to have that recognition.

  6. Barbara Toboni

    Laura: Love this little daydream of a story. Such a feat in 100 words. I’ll have to hop on my treadmill and see where it leads me.

  7. admin

    Thanks, Barbara. I expect you could go to all kinds of fascinating places while on your treadmill. I’d like to see what writing ensues, perhaps, as one of your charming blog entries.

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