Wednesday, January 15, 2014

No Spark

The first time I saw how strong a word is, I was too late to take it back.

"If that's how you feel, what else is there to say?” she said.

“Wait,” I said.

But she was gone.


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16 comments:

  1. This socked me in the gut! I've been on both sides of this.

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    1. Me too--I actually had the he/she switched in an earlier draft, but wanted to put more distance between myself and the narrator.

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  2. Once again, I am reminded of how very powerful words can be.

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    1. The right (or wrong) ones pack a punch.

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  3. This makes me wonder exactly what got said. Great job capturing such a classic moment in so few words and yet keeping all of the emotional punch.

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  4. So very true! I think we have all been on both sides of this situation. Learning some self-restraint, verbally and in print, can spare others, and ourselves, a lot of heart ache down the road. Point well-taken, my friend. Good work! :)

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  5. It's strange the amount of power in a wrong word.

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    1. Luckily the right ones have power too.

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  6. Oh, I love this. I think the short, choppy words help convey your message. Thanks for linking up.

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  7. For all the times my mouth has gotten me in trouble - well said.

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    1. Thank you...it's nice to know I'm not alone there.

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