17 February 2014

Tuesday's Tales ~ meat



Welcome to Tuesday's Tales  
This week's Tale is a short snippet including the word 'meat'.
 
“He came back last night…” The sharpness of Sue’s voice cut through her fantasies like a meat cleaver. “… Waited until this morning and calmly told me he’d applied for and got a decree nisi and as of now we are divorced.”
“D…divorced?  You and Tyler are divorced?”
“So he says.”  Ignoring the tears plopping on the surface, Sue snatched her hand away and thumped it on the table. Mugs jumped, coffee slurped over the rim, and people at the surrounding tables fell silent.
Startled glances zeroed in on them. Some serious, others disconcerted by the interruption. But none of them looked away when Emma tried to stare them down, so she turned her shoulder, grabbed Sue’s hand again, and fought to unscramble her brain.
She’d thought her friend’s marriage was rock solid.  Divorce?  No. Sue must have mistaken Tyler’s words. But one look at her friend’s face shattered that illusion.
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14 comments:

Lindsay said...

Love the emotion you're giving us.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thanks Lindsay.

V.L. Locey said...

Great display of emotions. Well done!

Sarah Cass said...

Such intense emotion. What a shock to the system!!

Iris B said...

Great stuff, like the emotions. And nice use of the prompt ;-)

SherryGLoag said...

Thanks Vicki

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thanks Sarah.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thanks Iris.

Jillian said...

wonderful use of the prompt. Very visual. Nice snippet.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thanks Jillian

kathleen ball said...

wow- I could feel how unsettling it was

SherryGLoag said...

Thanks for your kind words, Kathleen, I'm so pleased this works for you :-)

morgan said...

Meat cleaver... ooh graphic! Now, I want to know what a decree nisi is. Wonderful job.

writerszenblog said...

Wonderful, as usual.
Great emotion. Very natural dialogue.
Loved your use of the prompt!