Friday, July 08, 2011

No one told her…

...she just knew it was a vicious game.

It did not surprise her, nothing did any more; she had seen it coming: the look in the eyes though - now that was a surprise; they had glistened like still water on a moon lit night.

There was no hesitation.

She did not flinch.

The blade was long and sharp but what intrigued her was its warmth; she wondered if the friction of penetration warmed the metal. It had missed bone and avoided the main blood lines; still, it would not take long; at most she had a few good breaths left.

A single tear fell and trickled down her neck; it was not hers. What fluid still coursed through her would not be wasted on crying; not in this lifetime at least.

She spared a breath to exhale and clear her mind; with the next she managed to turn up the corners of her mouth and through her smile she let out her last breath and final words, “Good game.” 

It was over.

Winner takes all; those are the rules. 

And…she was right, it really was a vicious game.

FYI...the game, it’s called Life!

Play much? Or are you just a spectator? 


  1. Wow. What a way to pop back into blogging. Love it.
    Oh and I have missed you.

  2. Missed you around here and very powerful re-start!

  3. Thus far the only way to win that I know of is to get married, have four beautiful children, and move to a stunning foreign country far away from the in-laws. It’s pretty tough because if just one of those children isn’t beautiful, you have to start all over again.

  4. Well, that's a fine good morning.

    Loved it. Rough game, though.

  5. Wow, the game of "Life" has really been overhauled! Does it still have those plastic cars with all the little plastic people? And that spinner wheel thingie?
    By the way, powerful post.

  6. Missed you, too. Wow. I'm definitely a participant, but a gentler one than depicted here.

  7. This was a wonderfully disturbing post love. But very good, nonetheless. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN YOUNG LADY?

  8. Yikes, feeling a bit blue are we! Welcome back.

  9. Great post to write to come back to your blog.

  10. Yay! Moo is posting! Woo! That was intense!

  11. APPLAUSE! Loved this post. It's great to see you again.

  12. You're back ! We've missed you! Wow! That was a powerful way to make a re-entrance. Loved it!

  13. All I can say is Holy Crap! That was incredibly tough. Brilliant too if I may say. Missed you.

  14. wow loved it great way to return. missed you

    everyday Life

  15. Hi Everyone,

    I hope you don't mind if I write up a blanket reply to each of your wonderful comments but I, once again, find myself in the corner pocket with the eight ball coming right at me...

    It intrigues me the way so many of you "loved" this post - I'm glad!
    It really isn't about tragedy as much as it is about the perceptions of something tragic and how we react to it.

    Fortunately, no real individuals were sacrificed in the writing of this story other than my imagination, which was having a field day - as it does in this genre.

    I thank all of you for dropping by, commenting, and for being such a supportive group - you really do make being part of this blogging world enjoyable.

    Happy Thoughts to all of you!


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Cheers, Jenny

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