Sunday, 20 November 2011

FRIDAY FICTIONEERS - 18 of Nov - from Carlos Repuesto de la Tabla- 100 words

Sandra, despondent, led her horse back to the barn. She had looked forward to another wonderful day riding Cloudrunner through Silverado Draw, the wild, Manzanita-covered canyon leading to Fry's Beach, always empty on Monday mornings. It was perfect for riding and for her weekly meetings with her lover, Jim.
Her shock was seismic when she and Cloudrunner came round the last bend, the canyon spread before them, to see huge earthmovers toppling the manzanitas, piling them up for cremation. It was a housing development! Jim waved from one of the trucks. She had known he was a property developer.


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  2. I probably would have put "She had forgotten he was a property developer." but it is a nice little twist.

  3. I wanted to convey that she knew this about him but, in the face of sex and/or love, did not connect it to her own experience — until it happened.