Every Wednesday visit Madison Wood’s site to see the picture prompt for the week’s 100-word writing challenge. Write a 100-word story or poem that’s inspired by the picture. Post the writing on your blog. On Friday post a link to your blog entry in the comments section of her Friday Fictioneers post.
This week I must say I am not sure at all about what I am posting…I came up with a short story, and a poem. Each one is under 100 words…something about this week’s picture screams “appearance can be deceiving to me.” Please feel free to critique and let me know your honest opinions :). Thanks as always!!!
I wanted a piece so badly, after days of wandering about the forest aimlessly…I was hungry and thirsty. I spotted the berries amongsts the trees. I didn’t care if they were poisonous or safe, I wanted some…I had to have some…
There was something about them that drew me in…calling my name and speaking to me… they looked juicy and sweet.
I reached with weary and unsteady hands, standing on my tippy toes…something about these berries reminded me of Adam and Eve. I brushed off the thought, and grabbed one.
“Juicy and sweet” I thought and then all was black…
Things are not always what they seem
At least not around these parts
Sometimes in the quest for hope
Survival and trust
One might come across
Standing out in the midst of pursuit
Appealing and inviting
Refrain and curb the urges
For these desires are in fact evil
Albeit little and small
Disguising as sweet and simple pleasures
Their gratifications are temporary
Fleeting and unsatisfying
Leaving ugly and bitter reminders