Friday, October 06, 2006

100 Word Stories

Submitted to Weekly Challenge #25
at the IFOC 100 Word Podcast

There was no expression on Paula’s face
as she watched the flames engulf the Bayside Lounge.

As if in a trance, she stood quietly,
oblivious to the activities around her.

The wind blew hot air into her face and
smoke into her eyes, but still she stood.

Only moments before she was laughing and
enjoying Friday Happy Hour with her friends.

Everyone had gotten out safely but were now
pointing and whispering as if she had done something wrong.

This wasn’t her fault.

How could she have known daring a co-worker to light a fart
could cause this much trouble?

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