Title: Pulling the Plug
Source: Friday Fictioneers sponsored by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple
Word count: 100 words
The strap dug into her shoulder. Iola tried to shift it to a more comfortable position, but only yanked her hair. As she walked, the bag banged her hip and her high heels clicked on the pavement.
She was late. Her heel caught, and she tumbled to the ground. Scratched and bleeding, hot tears streamed down her face. It confirmed what she already knew.
“You, ok?” a voice asked.
“Lies, it’s all lies,” Iola sobbed.
“They said, ‘follow the rules,’ and I’d be happy.”
Iola brushed the gravel from her hands.
“No, but I will be now.”
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer