Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Hourglass

Shelly said Blog is an ugly word. I agree with her. But hourglass, now there's a pretty word. This week Aheila's Drabble Day prompt is hourglass.


As Vanessa watched the last grain of sand slip through the hourglass, she found a burst of strength to break through the rope she'd been scraping on the iron back of her chair.

When the door squeaked open, she hurried over to hide behind it.

"Vanessa?"

With her doubled fist, she konked her kidnapper unconscious.

Vanessa ran down the hall, white dress trailing.

When she reached the double doors, she thought, Freedom! and burst through.

Only to find the handsome prince waiting at the altar.

"NOooo!" she wailed as her father escorted her kicking and screaming down the aisle.

16 comments:

Fida I said...

What? A forced wedding? Thanks for another great, short story! (:

Ellie Garratt said...

Hehe. I really enjoyed that!

Bethany Elizabeth said...

Fantastic, and a bit twisty at the end - loved it!

Rebecca Kiel said...

Found you on Bryce's blog. Congrats on your award!

RJR said...

Blog is a horrid word, someone needs to come up with something better !

Nina Powers said...

You're so right, hourglass IS a beautiful word. Great short story as usual Tara!

Nina

ali said...

ROFL! I was so surprised by that ending! Good one!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Now that's just wrong!

Peggy Eddleman said...

Hahaha! Awesome! And blog is an ugly word. Both in looks, and in sound. :)

Cathy said...

Loved it!

Now what can we use to replace "blog?"

Heather M. Gardner said...

You can run but you'll just get tired!

Nice one!
HMG

Tara Tyler said...

Fida, you are welcome! glad you liked it =)
Ellie, =)
Bethany, i love twisty!
Rebecca, thank you very much!
RJR, i will post my list =)
Nina, thanks & see above =)
ali, glad to get you rolling!
alex, you dont see it, but its there!
peggy, thanks! i think we all need to vote on a new one
cathy, thx! see above =)
hmg, awesome comment!

Dana said...

LOL Love the surprise ending!

Ryan said...

Great drabble Tara! I like the surpise ending. I actually was thinking she'd find another set of double doors... and another... and... ;o)

MISH said...

Nice surprise at the end ! I really didn't see that coming at all LOL !

Aheila said...

That is a great story Tara! I love the ending.