Mums the Word – 100 Word Writing Dare

Title: Mums the Word
Source:  100-Word Writing Dare
Prompt: Photo
Word count:  100 words

white flower

Photo by Di Maitland on Unsplash

“Mums the word,” Calypso whispered.

Lethe stepped backward, sinking into the shadows, and pulled Calypso with her. Rivers of people surged around them. Lethe scanned their faces, searching for a clue. No one noticed two women hiding in plain view.

“Can you give me a hint?”

Calypso’s face paled as she extricated her hand from Lethe’s tenacious grasp, and she shook her head. “It’s a secret.”

Tears glistened in Lethe’s eyes as desperation suffocated her.

“You must tell me. For my assignment.”

“It’s not my story. You should ask the Administrator.”

Lethe’s shoulders slumped. Her only option was to wait.


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

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