LIKE A CAROUSEL

It is Thursday evening, not quite Friday but it is good enough to tell tales of 100 words on Friday Fictioneers. We are hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields of Addicted to Purple.  Here’s my 100 words prompted by this week’s photo.

PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz

PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz

Her head was spinning like a carousel out of control.  Her heart pounded.  Lub dub!  Lub dub!  She crossed her arms across her chest as if to hold the sound in.  She bent over, taking a deep breath.

Her head cleared.  She sighed in relief.  She could think again.  She was tired of being down trodden, being at everyone’s beck and call, pleasing them, cheering them on. There was no time for herself.  There was no her.

“I’m tired of it.  Damn it all to hell!”  She muttered.  “I’ll have no more of it.  I know what I will do.”

About hafong

Hello! My name is (Leung) Hafong alias Lily Leung. You always say the last name first….that is the Chinese way. That is my partner lurking behind me. Since this is my blog, I won’t mention his name. But this is a rather cool picture. You see me and yet you don’t…sort of the way I feel about myself most of my life. So this blog is a self-exploration, an archeology dig of some sort. My tools…..words of a thousand or so at a sitting. I will try for that.
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22 Responses to LIKE A CAROUSEL

  1. Solothefirst says:

    Oooo, what will she do I wonder?

  2. Great take on the prompt. I too am curious about here intentions. I hope she doesn’t own guns.

  3. micklively says:

    Search situations vacant? Somehow, I don’t think so.
    Good piece.

  4. Lux G says:

    She should prioritize herself. Go, girl!

  5. mjlstories says:

    Great first paragraph (Lub Dub!).
    Like the way you’ve left us hanging…

  6. I think there’s two alternatives hang on or jump

  7. You go girl!
    I love the rhythm in this piece.

  8. Yes, the rhythm in your story is wonderful and quite immediate! One feels pulled in, right there with your protagonist. I hope that what she does is LEAVE, strike out on her own. I felt like her until June of this year. I’m home free, and I feel GREAT!

  9. gahlearner says:

    I like the rhythm, too. I hope she finds a good way to live her life.

  10. Dear Lily,

    I know exactly how she feels. 😉 I hope her ending is a happy one. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  11. Looks like she now realizes her worth as a person. Good for her. I hope she does something worthwhile with it. Well done, Lily. 🙂 — Suzanne

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