Saturday, August 24, 2013

Saturday Centus: Ethereal

Ah, Jenny is toying with us once more. Evidently she had so much fun giving us just one word to write about last week, that she has done it again! We must write about the word “ETHEREAL”, but we may not use the word in our response. In addition, Jenny has challenged us to use exactly 100 words.

Last week we wrote about "Forbidden".  Several readers suggested they wanted to know more about my response. I guess they wanted the next chapter. So I decided to continue on that theme. Let's see where it goes!

His touch fluttered lightly on her arm. Dust motes danced in the mystical shaft of sunlight playing on his hair. The slight boy wore faded overalls and tracks from tears fractured the dirt on his face. She saw the anguish of loss in the depth of his blue eyes. “Thanks for tryin’,” he said, in a soft, breathy voice. She wanted to say something, but he was gone. She wished to put her arm around him and give him a reassuring squeeze, yet he had vanished. She left the auction arena, clutching the sock filled with odd bills and coins.

To read more responses to Jenny's challenge, click on the image below.

Jenny Matlock


  1. just went back to read your last SC, quite a charming story, and the boy with the blue eyes, quite sweet. perhaps she will see the boy or the pony again?

    hope you have a great day.

  2. Beautifully written and so sad, this touched my heart.

  3. Awe, my post before my new one was about our mini horse.
    This tugs my heart.

  4. I hope you keep going with it. It's very interesting!

  5. And I thought chapter two was forbidden!!! Love this story. The pressure is on now. We need to know the rest of it!

    Cindy Bee

  6. Thank you...always interesting to have a story in installments !


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