Left Behind

Left Behind
October 18, 2013 54 Comments Writing Stephanie Ayers

As the dirt hit the coffin, Janice flicked away the tear that stubbornly sneaked down her face. Her fingers gripped and released the prescription bottle in her pocket.

“See you soon, lover,” she whispered.

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It’s a Trifextra weekend,with requirements to write a 33-word explanation of what scares you (or your character).

Feel free to share your honest thoughts in a comment.

Thanks for stopping in!

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Stephanie Ayers A published author with a knack for twisted tales, Stephanie Ayers is the Executive Creative Director of OWS Ink, LLC, a community for writers and readers alike. She loves a good thriller, fairies, things that go bump in the night, and sappy stories. When she is not writing, she can be found in Creative Cloud designing book covers and promotional graphics for authors.
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    Renee TennisMcKinley (@2old2tap)

    Scary in more ways than one! Well done, SAM

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    joetwo

    That is so sad. Very powerful.

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    Kir Piccini

    Oh SAM, wow. I could feel that bottle between my fingers.
    Hoping she wasn’t his demise in the first place 😉

    you drew such an incredible story with just 33 words, but then again you always do that.

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      SAM

      Thanks, Kir. You’ve always been my loudest cheerleader.

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        Kir Piccini

        and I always WILL BE. (because you’re talented and I love telling people that)

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          SAM

          Hmm, we’ll see–I mean about the talented part, LOL.

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            Kir Piccini

            funny.
            I already KNOW you’re talented. 🙂

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    Lance

    damn, scary, emotional, and dramatic. I loved it. so dark.

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    Grace Black

    Well done! Deliciously dark.

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    howanxious

    Whoop… dark and mysterious. Liked it.
    -HA

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    Quickstepp

    I agree, this could be read two ways. And both of them are scarey!

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    jannatwrites

    This feels like a Romeo and Juliet situation. She fears being alone and plans to join him. Sad.

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    lumdog

    Tragic, but it seems so real. Well written.

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      SAM

      Well written is quite a compliment. Thank you, sir.

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    KymmInBarcelona

    Hmm I know that feeling.
    Always scary for those left behind.

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      SAM

      I do too! Thanks for stopping in!

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    Diane Turner

    Looks like she’ll be joining him very soon. Excellent piece. Thanks for sharing.

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      SAM

      Thanks for reading!

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    @annbennett12

    Ouch, not a good move Janice. Good response to the challenge.

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    Tina

    Facing life without the one you love? Very scary!

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      SAM

      It is incredibly scary!

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    Glynis

    I could feel that bottle in my hand, wonderfully rendered!

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      SAM

      Oh good. I hoped so. Thanks!

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    mademoisellemv

    Beautifully written! and so sad!

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    trifectawriting

    The position of being afraid to be alone is certainly a common one. I loved the way you conveyed it. Thanks for linking up. Don’t forget to vote.

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      SAM

      Thanks for the feedback!

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    Wordifull Melanie

    So very sad…

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      SAM

      It is but I can’t help but love those stories about old couples dying within days of each other. I just have to put my own spin on things, LOL.

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    Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    A fear .. and a solution.. well written

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    thewizardsword

    Powerful piece and nicely done!

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      SAM

      What a nice compliment. Thank you!

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    Polysyllabic Profundities

    That is so sad, but well written.

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    Bastet

    very sad, and yes pretty scary…you wrote that very well!

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      SAM

      Thanks for taking time to read and comment!

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        Bastet

        I did try to read as many as possible, your piece stopped me short, unfortunately my Mom has had to face this, your particular fear recently. Well written.

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          SAM

          Oh no! I’m so sorry your mom had to face this.

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            Bastet

            She’s held up well, but it was so sad as they were very attached. Thanks.

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    plumbum

    This fear, too, I recognise. Hope it never happens to me, but if it does not, then it happens to him – and would I wish that? No. I do not believe that I could have expressed this with eloquence in 33 words. Well done.

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      SAM

      I’m with you. I hope it never happens to me, either. Thank you for stopping in and reading!

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    troy P.

    Now THAT truly was scary – on all sorts of levels. Great job, dear!

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