Thursday, June 13, 2013

7x7x7x7

What is the 7x7x7x7 Writing Prompt? Well I picked it up from Shilpa who blogs at a rose is a rose is a rose .
  1. Grab the 7th book from your bookshelf.
  2. Open it up to page 7.
  3. Pinpoint the 7th sentence on the page.
  4. Begin a poem/a piece of prose that begins with that sentence
  5. Limit it in length to 7 lines/7 sentences.
The 7th book on one of the shelf of my bookshelf is…Sydney Sheldon's Mistress of the game
it says......"Lexi Templeton took a deep breath."

so, here's my take on the prompt.



Lexi Templeton took a deep breath
If it had to be done, the time was now.
She took out a .45 caliber silver Smith and Wesson from his cupboard. 
She crouched behind the sofa and waited for him to come.
He walked in 10 minutes later, her daughter in tow, all tied up with a cellophane tape.
Tears streamed down her cheeks as she aimed for the center of his head and pumped in 3 bullets one after another. 
His face froze as he fell down and saw her emerge from her hideout, a smile on her sweat drained face. 


This is in response to the  Write Tribe prompt






30 comments:

  1. Sometimes, things need to be done... she could have frozen seeing her daughter tied up with tape, worried about hitting her daughter instead of her husband... but she went through and kept her aim. Wonder if she didn't care if it was her daughter who got hit. It'd be freedom for her either way?

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    1. incidentally, she was trying to save her daughter from this guy....and maybe that's why it needed to be done, like u said! but yea she kept her cool and her aim..it would have been bad if she missed and hit her daughter instead!!
      thanks for stopping by...

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  2. That's a wonderful thriller in 7 sentences. Too cool! :)

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    1. Thanks a ton!
      Thanks to you I'm learning to write in brief.....otherwise my stories usually run into a few 1000 words!!

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  3. Hi Princess. Awesome depiction. I was going through with bated breath. Thank God the girl was saved.

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  4. I liked this better than the original :)

    Lexi was foolish in the original. This makes more sense.

    Awesome idea :)

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  5. Interesting story, she must have been a cool headed women, for taking such step requires patience and courage, glad that she could save her daughter!

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    1. yea! that and sometimes situations make you do things that one would ordinarily not be capable of doing...
      Thanks!

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  6. Wonderful.. how a Dad provides this kind of wonderful protection. Well penned.

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  7. Well, pure Sydney style - strong women. :)

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  8. I would have lost control in that situation. Glad she kept her cool there. Good example of flash fiction.

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  9. So much up for interpretation here.. the identities of the man, woman and the daughter.. the relationships.. these writing prompts make good reading and to find new blogs..

    :)Ashes

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    1. :) true! so much is left to the imagination of the reader... almost like a poem, as many readers, as many the interpretations!!

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  10. your take on this prompt is very interesting...keep it up

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  11. an awesome read! a very powerful flow of writing loved it!!

    Richa

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  12. Nice seven line thriller. Beautifully narrated.

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  13. Oh! That is quite a shocking story. But makes a lot of sense in such a few words :) Loved it.

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  14. Oh that was gory but a well written story - quite Sydney Sheldon too.
    Dropping by from 7x7x7x7

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  15. Oh.. so vengeful. crisp and well written.

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At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person..deep gratitude for those who have lighted the flame within me!! your comments will be appreciated..

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