Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Decision, part two.

 Jenny Matlock


Take any other SC stories (yours or someone elses) and using ANOTHER 100 WORDS...tell us the "rest of the story".

Please copy and paste the first story so we can read both entries easily.


A 100 word story that tells the rest of any previous Saturday Centus! 

I chose 'The Decision'.

The decision was made. No turning back.
AnnieLee, sitting next to me, was rambling on about the past.
"Do you remember the promises's.....?" "Blah blah blah was all i heard. I was thinking, driving six hours is a long time on the road. Six hours spent singing car-aoke and taking in the picturesque scenery, but mostly reminiscing about the good old times.
But those days were long gone and my mind was in a different place now. Or was it? My pulse quickened as i passed the road sign which read "Medford 27 miles". 

After 14 years of hearing the same words, non-stop, i had come to the end of my rope. Just a few more miles and i would be rid of her. Just a bit past Medford and peace will be mine. And her's. 
It is time to set her free, this ghost of love long lost. Time to put her soul to rest.
It is time to let her go. 
                                                                       PART TWO

Time to let go of this giver of promises that never came to reality.
This betrayer of dreams and hopes. The golden haired liar, trickster, who has run my life for so long.

This has to be 'goodbye', or my life is lost.

I looked over at her. The ghost of myself who would soon be put to rest in the house of he who shaped her.
That AnnieLee who was so tired of the lies and the cover-ups. 

It was time for forgiveness and hope.
Time to live.


  1. The healing begins...

    Nicely done.


  2. Wow, what a great continuation of the Centus. I had it all wrong in the first one lol. Glad it got cleared up, ha. Good job.

  3. I too had different thought on the first part. This was terrific. Letting go. Healing. Beautiful.

  4. Good morning, Linda
    Summer has flown by so very quickly ... my days have been so very busy outside tending to our new and improved veggie garden and meandering about the rest of the properties gardens pulling the never ending errant weeds. I have spent little time on the computer, save to post a poem now and then, that I fear I have not had the opportunity to keep in touch with my blogger friends as I would have liked to. Soon the weather will no longer be Paula friendly ... and I no doubt will be back in the confides of our nest and at the laptop! :))

    I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you stopping by to read my words and to leave a comment! I so love hearing from you!

    Wishing you a beautiful week ahead ... and may you find the earth light beneath your footfalls ...

  5. LInda, You are truly an artist. The seque between the two stories is seamless and so well put together. I so relate to burying the past in a sure and deliberate way.


  6. You did a beautiful job of continuing this story. And the twist of the passenger's identity really took me by surprise! Well done! Kat

  7. Linda, wow! That's some powerful stuff there! What a great job in building the scene. Such great drama! An excellent continuation! Great job!

  8. This was almost like reading a trilogy. Tom's comment was almost a story unto itself.

    Loved the twist.

    Great link.

    Thank you.