The Locket -- 100-Word Story
Effie felt like the last woman left alive, and maybe she was -- she hadn’t seen another soul since the blizzard began. It had been screaming outside the cabin for more than a month, and all that remained in her larder were a cup of flour and a pinch of yeast, enough to make a small loaf of French bread.

She raised her fingers to her throat and closed them around the locket containing an old photograph of her beloved Jake, who had died in a long ago war before they could wed.

“Soon,” she whispered. “We’ll be together soon.”

Comments:
 
kt6550   kt6550 wrote
on 4/24/2009 7:36:57 PM
Very sad and tender. Nicely Done.

StarPoet   StarPoet wrote
on 4/8/2009 3:30:30 AM
Nice short story you wrote here. You captured it's sadness well. Maybe word 101 can be "hope".

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