Tuesday, July 29, 2008

100 Words - Pillar

Here is this week's entry for the 100 Words challenge. The word? Pillar (as you may have already guessed :). Oddly enough - and I am not the only one to do this - this week's entry continued from where last week's left off. Continuity seems to be important to me lately - perhaps because I haven't had very much of it in real life. Anyway, I hope you enjoy:

Like tendrils of mist, erasing, forgiving, her voice curled around the pillars of the courtyard and filled the spaces in between. It was careful and gentle, neither tentative nor demanding. He could feel it seeping into the chinks in his defenses, loosening stones and threatening to topple his carefully built walls. That frightened him more than anything. He wasn’t sure he was ready for a love that threatened his defenses.


But she continued unfazed, unabated, as if to say, “I love you too much to give up.” He sank to his knees, weeping for he knew not what.


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Anonymous said...

ooo metaphors....who knew what I learn in school could be useful?
I love how most people (including me) sort of push in the words that are objects or--pillars--but when we're given a concept, we write the entire thing about the concept. mm lovely.

Allison said...

Love it! I'm eager for Velvet's next word, to see if the same characters from Treasures and Pillar in MY entries decide to show up. I have an inkling that they just might (and I totally hope they do!).

Still really wish I could have seen your creation for your first round of Treasures!