100 Word Challenge: One Moment In a Day

Lucky Tokens by Stefan via Flickr

Continued from my last 100 Word Challenge response: “The Scavenger.”

“O.K?” Gerald grunted.
“Scrounger attack,” she said, fingering the goose-egg on her temple, “collapsed a roof on me, stole my pack.”
He winced, cast a furtive look at the empty spaces on his shelves. And she, shaking her head slightly, opened the pouches on her belt, said “Wasn’t what I went out for, but…” and slapped several plastic bottles onto the counter with a flourish. “Antibiotics.”
“You do come through.”
“Can’t come back empty-handed. And I won’t,” she insisted. “Now, howsabout my tokens?”
Gerald, grinning, retrieved the lock-box, counted a shining array of plastic and metal coin into her palm.

Next: Game Change

For Velvet Verbosity’s 100 Word Challenge. This week’s word, by guestblogger Purple Moose, was “Perfectionism” (and its variations).

Went a little light with the word this week, more of a faint theme than anything.


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6 thoughts on “100 Word Challenge: One Moment In a Day

  1. I wouldn't call it a faint theme, I'd call it a pretty strong premise for a promising story. I'm a sucker for post-apocalyptic make-or-break scenarios. Very nice, thanks!

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