100 word challenge #30

Prompt: …as the door slammed, I knew…
The harsh wind blew through my hair as I turned away, holding back my tears. The scene played over and over in my mind, the shouting, the screaming and then the silence. The horrible, cruel words that were exchanged, people lashing out at one another like tigers, pouncing upon their prey. I didn’t know what any of it meant, I was too young. But as the door slammed, I knew. I didn’t know exactly what had happened, but I did know that everything had changed. I knew that the wounds made were too deep to recover from. I knew that from this moment on, my life would be different. I would never forget that moment. Ever.

1 Comment on 100 word challenge #30

  1. libby2016
    November 7, 2017 at 3:23 am (1 year ago)

    That is very powerful writing Juliet. Great description. The use of “show not tell” and the simile of “like tigers pouncing upon their prey” add to the strength of the piece. I love the way you have used writer’s craft techniques, but not overused them as can be the tendency. Well done.


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