The rumbling under my feet made it’s way up into my heart. I’d never been in one, and now the darkness around made me question my decision. If I’d said no, I wouldn’t be here, surrounded by a sound so loud my ears spun. The band’s name, Queen I think. (50 words)
Three sets of dentures shone at me from the tray. Three gaping mouths waited in their beds. My problem, which went with who. My solution. Not a pleasant one, but as long as I kept talking as I did the fitting, they didn’t seem to notice. (50 words)
Wedding Ring Blues
She held the gumball ring on her finger, turning it every which way to catch the light.
“I hope I always feel this way,” she took his hand into her own and squeezed it tight.
“Tomorrow we wed,” she whispered. “Now where’s the real ring?” squeezing tighter. (47)
The train whistle sounded off in the distance. She picked up her bag, ready to board it. She left the note on the table. He’d see it in the morning. And then it would be much too late. She’d be far far away. Like he’d been all these years. (49)
A Royal Treat
5 cups of flour, one cup of sugar, and don’t forget the butter, and voila, you have a cake fit for a queen.
“Yes,” she said to herself, “but one I must not eat, for fear the kingdom will expand too much. Oh, maybe just a taste.” (47)
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