Wednesday, March 25, 2009

3WW x 2

Since I was out of town last week, I used last week's three words and this week's three words for today's post. For more three worded fun head over to 3WW and see what everyone else is writing. Again, this is a continuation on the last two 3WWs.
Last weeks words were: burden, natural, ubiquitous. This weeks are: earnest, layer, and reactive.

The burden of finding the slaughterer of innocence rested heavy on his shoulders. His earnest search uncovered layers of hidden flotsam and jetsam and the ubiquitous fear that he would never avenge her haunted him. The fact that his life had become a reactive routine bothered him less than the reality of his liability in his sister’s death. The rage tearing at his guts night after night had become completely natural to him. The only thing that had pulled him out of his pattern in the last weeks had been his wife’s abandonment. She couldn’t live with the new hollow out version of the man she’d married. He couldn’t work up enough emotion to shed even a single tear when she’d taken the kids and gone to her mother’s. Let them live with the bitch for a few weeks. By the time they came back, he’d take care of the murdering trash that killed his sister. By then, there might not be anything left for them to come back to. If he didn’t find something to fill up the void left in his soul soon, the insanity he’d been holding back for weeks would take over and nothing would matter.

9 comments:

Amarettogirl said...

I love the raw and well-written scenario this story is playing out - the burdened man and his hollow self resonate so well and we have this mysterious murder to look into solving - I hope we get to read more - I want to know what happens!!

ThomG said...

Extra kudos to you for SIX word Wednesday. You've crafted a great story that was a pleasure to read.

SweetTalkingGuy.. said...

Phew, you have a great insight of the downward spiral of revenge...

Nicely written!!

Tumblewords: said...

Excellent! The words are powerful, the imagery vivid and the layers deep.

Fledgling Poet said...

Very well done...I can feel this man's raw rage and pain as he self-destructs from it all.

pjd said...

I think it starts off a little stilted, but by the middle you find the voice and bring it home nicely.

ande said...

wow wow wubzie!

Angel said...

He's gotta let it go! He shouldn't let the bastard who killed his sister ruin his whole life! Doesn't need to give him that much power.

gautami tripathy said...

Short yet very effective write!

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