Sunday, 21 July 2013

Flash fiction - Super Trouper

I am attempting the short and sweet Trifecta weekend challenge today: 33 words including ring, water and stage. Click on the link below to read other entries or have a go yourself. 

Super Trouper


She doesn’t want this life, but this is her stage. She breathes. Double somersaults, through rings of fire. Carlos catches her before they dive into the invisible water. Cue applause.

Then, she quits. 
33 words


10 comments:

  1. I admire her, first for the skill of what she can do-and then for having the guts to do what she wants, and quit.

    Excellent 33 words!!

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    1. Thanks Valerie. I think I was inspired by a recent viewing of a Cirque du Soleil film!
      Happy writing,
      Laura

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  2. Wow ... such nice powerful story in so few words ... I love how you showed the apathy !

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  3. I'm glad she made her own decisions and didn't let others make them for her anymore.

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    1. Me too. Sometimes you have to make a jump, right?

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  4. Ah, but what a last performance. I'm sure it was a stunning as her sudden departure. Thank you for linking up!

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    1. Thanks for the read! Pleasure to link up with you guys. Love how we all have the same words, but they take people in such different directions!

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  5. If I had the skills to do that, I couldn't imagine quitting - very courageous!

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  6. Sometimes we just have to say what the heck, and fulfill our obligation to ourselves.

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    1. Totally true, Jo-Anne. Thanks for stopping by!

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