Red door

Every day I had a hundred dialogues going on in my head. They quietly spilt from my mouth as I played out scenes in my kitchen over a sink filled with soapy water and dirty dishes.

Neighbors whispered about the walker who talked to herself, gesturing with her hands while making a point to her imaginary friends.

Behind closed doors, I began to hide these words in notebooks rather than letting them loose in the wind. I wrapped up characters in ink and paper, hoarding them in teetering piles in obscure places.

Is it time to throw open the doors?

The 100 Word Challenge, a writing prompt created by Velvet Verbosity, takes a single theme to tell a story in only 100 words ~ no more, no less. This week’s theme, in recognition of National Novel Writing Month, is ‘Writing.’

11 Comments Add yours

  1. Melisa says:

    Beautiful. And I adore that picture. I think there’s something so magical about windows and doors.


  2. kmeng3 says:

    great photo!


  3. It’s time! I really enjoyed this.


  4. barbara says:

    Ahhhhh – this captures so well the talks we have with ourselves about whether or not to let our “others” out to play. Well said Tara


  5. Carrie says:

    it’s so secretive…really, isn’t that how so many writers live? Hiding their words?


  6. mish says:

    I love this image: “wrapped up characters in ink and paper,…” almost as if the characters need to be captured and kept hidden behind the red door, so that they do not run around aimless and without direction, until such time that they are ready to be unleashed… :) Beautiful & very appealing!


  7. Lance says:

    The picture was a great touch. After your midnight disease piece, this is a worthy companion.


  8. I really liked this one. It really stood out and the red door picture paticularly foregrounded the post.


  9. Robin Hawke says:

    Look at the tenses…

    Wonderful crazy lady that you are! Robin


    1. Tara R. says:

      Thanks… I guess that’s what I get for writing at 3 am.


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