Feb 18, 2010

100-Word Writing Challenge: Fortune


The 100-Word Challenge is a weekly writing prompt exercise hosted by Verbal Verbosity; the challenge is to  write exactly 100 words on the given topic. This week's challenge word and my topic is: Fortune

My submission:

Ada looked quizzically at the woman behind the table. She had expected an old woman holding a crystal ball, but this fortune teller was no more than 40 years old.

"Show me your left hand," the woman whispered.

"I don't want to be told I'll meet a tall, dark, handsome man," Ada volunteered wryly.

The woman studied Ada's palm in the half light of the tent.

"You will have a long life," she said. Ada smiled.

"You will have two husbands," she added.

Ada withdrew her hand, surprised.

"Will either of them be tall, dark and handsome?" she asked breathlessly.
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11 comments:

Unknown said...

and THEN she wants to know.
Great post , good job.

mine is http://justmeshakirack.blogspot.com/2010/02/100-words-on-fortune-fortune-comes-in.html

hugs
shakira

Tea said...

I love it! What a punch line! You're a really good writer. I might, might try my hand at this just for fun. Is this going to be a Thursday mime???

Harvee said...

Tea: Runs through the week, with a new prompt word every Saturday! Do join in!

Tea said...

Here is my post "Fortune."

http://readwithtea.blogspot.com/2010/02/fortune.html

Tara R. said...

Funny twist at the end. Nicely done.

Unknown said...

Excellent, Harvee. An elegant twist at the end, as well.

PattiKen said...

Nice, Harvee. Love the twist at the end.

Sheila Deeth said...

Nice one! I like the way she turns around.

Jemi Fraser said...

Very nice - love the ending :)

Staci said...

I absolutely loved this..especially the way you ended it!!

Anonymous said...

Hee hee. Love it!

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