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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

3WW--Three Word Wednesday

If you're unfamiliar with 3 Word Wednesday or you're intrigued by the idea, make sure you stop by and sign up.  There's always a ton of people and lots of really interesting writing (both fiction and non).

I do have to admit that the last time I took part in 3WW, it was much easier. I had just come home from an amazing vacation, and I think any words would have worked to remind me of my trip.  This time, it's a bit harder, but I'll try to do my best.


She had never been a charming girl.  Even in kindergarten, the age where any child can coax a smile out of an adult, she had been the sullen child in a corner.  The one that never smiled, played games that made no sense to an outside observer.  No one ever asked the rules.

What some people took for rudeness was really only a solitary nature.  Content with the feast of her imagination, she needed no others.

Much like the taste of a robust wine, she caught a little on the palate of those unused to her.  But over time, you developed a taste for her.

And then the complexity of her actions made others who were more easy to understand seem bland, stale.


Really just a short character sketch.  I like the feel of it though.  I can tell that I've been reading Dashiell Hammett, it sounds like a combination of a Sam Spade novel with an edge of Thin Man to it.

She doesn't have a name yet, or much surrounding her, but I can see her starting to take shape in my mind.

Now to only find something for her to do!

8 comments:

Susannah said...

I liked this and maybe I even recognised her . .

Nice writing, I enjoyed reading. :-)

ThomG said...

A fine character sketch. In the last line, I think who would work better than that, since we're talking about people.

Angel said...

I really liked that. It's a great opening that describes the main character for a longer work.

Amity said...

It's a nice start for a very interesting novel...I can't wait to see it finally done! :)

Great use of the prompt! :)

Witless Exposition said...

Thanks, guys! I wasn't sure if it was attention-grabbing enough for the start of something.

gautami tripathy said...

This speaks out!

commas in the pauses

abInTechWorld said...

Deep... Can't wait to read more. She sounds very familar. Lol

Cristian0 said...

is this girl emo or something like that?

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