Carrot Ranch Communications
December 31, 2014 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about steps, stairs or a staircase. Where do they lead? Who is walking or avoiding them? Are they clearly defined or ancient? Why are theses steps important? Lead us on a 99 word discovery!
“Good-night!” and the door slammed. Reverberations echoed all the way down the stairs into my study.
Life as usual, now that Alice has passed.
She had understood the girl. She had a way with her.
Me, … not so much.
I knew that this kind of behavior could not go on without repercussions, but I also know a man has to pick his fights.
“No Fight Tonight,” I thought. “She’s not really in a listening mood anyway.”
After finishing the briefs, I quietly go upstairs. I pass her room. The door is ajar?
“Maybe tonight,” I think. I knock.
Written for The Carrot Ranch writing contest. (99 Words Required)