100 Word Short

Hey everyone, I wrote this little 100 word short for a weekly competition on the Writer’s Carnival website. It’s a competition in which the winners receive a high-five and a new badge on their account.

Well, I actually won! I know it’s not cool to brag or anything, but this is the first time I’ve ever won anything for a specific piece of writing. I don’t even care that it’s only 100 words long. I’m stoked.

The theme was to use detailed facial expressions to convey emotion. Here it is:

Eyes widening, her pale grey brows arched upwards. A range of mountainous wrinkles formed, pushing back the hairline. Her cheeks perked up on curling lips and turned bright pink. A set of white dentures filled the cavern between her parted lips, which were surrounded by decades of smile lines. Clasping her hands, she felt her old heart beat frantically.

A young man stooped to kiss her cheek, his dog-tags jingling. “Hey grandma, I missed you.”

She gripped his shoulders. “I’m so glad you made it home safe.”


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