The prompt: This week’s assignment will require the fewest number of words ever: we want you to write a story – your choice of topic – as a tweet. (140 characters total)
She came around the corner and into the sunlight.
It stood before her, finally, in all its splendor.
Gasping, she let the tears fall freely.
Elaine A. says
I thought of the Eiffel Tower because I will SO cry one day when I finally get to see it in person! 🙂
I've had that same feeling before. you crystallized it!
Galit Breen says
Girlfriend- I LOVE this!
Denelle @CaitsConcepts says
But… now I want to know what it is!!! O.O
Perfect, leaves me wanting more!
Beautifully put! Care to share what 'it' is? Please??? 😉
Liked it! Though my mind went sci-fi – the monolith in 2001 Space Odyssey. I should probably get some help.
Nancy C says
I love that by doing this as you did, we can all superimpose that which we most desperately wish to see one day. So well done!
When I read the word Tower, I always think of 9/11 – maybe a slice of the future when one will stand tall once again? Lovely.
oh so many towers to pick from, this time of year I think of one gone but not forgotten. However whichever one it is , this was powerful and poignant and WONDERFUL. 🙂
I drew in my breath as I READ it.
Now I want to know what the it is.
Maybe. Maybe it is better left to my imagination…
Of course. Yes.
Katie @ Chicken Noodle Gravy says
Oh, this made me smile! Such a lovely description of happiness and excitement. Nicely done. I'm visiting and following from WOE.
The Lovely One says
Ooh, what is it???? I'm thinking the summit of a mountain she's climbing!
Random Girl says
relief? joy? beauty? we don't know but it happens just the same.
What was it?!
Beautiful! The description of awe. Good job!
Wow! Love this.
Yes! Love it! Because I could see her in my mind, I could hear her gasp, I could feel her tears. What a beautifully crafted story.
And she cried more more more! OH WAIT, I think those are song lyrics. Hmm, yeah, they fit!
I love the tears – were they of awe, relief, being overwhelmed by beauty?
Semper Fi Momma says
when I read this my first thought was: Freedom
Kelly K @ Writing w/ Chaos says
This tweet gave me more questions than answers – and I'm very curious.
Excellent set up and tease for the reader.
I pictured a gorgeous angel!!!
I love how "it" is left up to the reader.
The Drama Mama says
Why is she crying? I hope I will get to read the whole story sometime. Great use of words to pull me in!
The tears really struck me and it left it open to expand on too. :>
Excellent, I can relate even though there is still mystery.
I saw a monument of some sort here, whether the Wall in DC or the 9/11 site. This was great.
So good!! I need to know what "it" is!