100-Word Challenge for Grown-ups – Week #139
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This week’s prompt is …but even when I listened carefully… + 100 words
Those are tulips—I think. I prefer roses in dark velvet hues. My favourite is carmine—a deep merlot. Someone said carmine looks like dried blood. What a thought.
“Still awake? Time for the toilet and a nap.”
Her voice, pleasant at first, offended my ears. I watched her face for a hint of meaning. The sounds finished, jumbled and empty.
“Ellen, let’s go.” She clapped, then tugged my arm, but even when I listened carefully I couldn’t understand.
Who is this now?
“You’ve stared at that painting enough.”
My vision blurred and lip stung.
“Nurse is busy today,” she said.
The word no escaped me.