100 or Less: Diamond


Hey all!

This week’s 100 or Less is inspired by the word/concept Diamond.

Feel free to take part. Simply write anything—a sliver of fiction, a thought, a wish—that includes or somehow embodies the idea above. Make sure it’s only 100 words or less!

Toes dangling over the side of a boat, Marcus stared at the setting sun. He squinted, trying to follow the descent into the horizon, but it was too slow.

Or too fast. Something as big as the Earth turning every day? Yeah, fast.

The water couldn’t decide what color to be so it drank up whatever the sun threw at it—the purples and pinks and peaches—and sprinkled some shimmering diamonds on top.

No, not diamonds. Salt. Yeah, grains that stuck to the surface and wouldn’t melt.

Marcus hadn’t caught a thing. But that was fine.

Just fine.


4 comments on “100 or Less: Diamond

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  2. Dear Mike,
    I love this! I think it would be a perfect entry to submit to The Weekly Photo Challenge: Peaceful. It is a beautiful photo, and it captures the theme (Peaceful) from the inside out. Here is the link: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/01/13/weekly-photo-challenge-peaceful/

    You just go to that link, paste the link to your post in the comments of their site, and I bet you will have lots of visitors who will come by and love this post as much as I do.

    • Thanks for your kind words, Naomi. 🙂

      I missed out on the Peaceful challenge (comments are closed), but I did try my hand at this week’s Fleeting challenge.

      I saw that you also posted, so of course I’ll be checking it out.

      I hope you’re enjoying your weekend!

  3. I love the ending of this, it totally changes the meaning of the short. Sometimes even if we don’t get anything, we have to take a moment and look at what’s more valuable…or something like that. Nice one, Mike!

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