50 word Thursday · fiction

50 Word Thursday — Cold

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Kristian is the host of this Thursday’s 50 Word Thursday. Kristian alternates Thursdays with Teresa. Both hosts offer a photo and a line from a book, where you can choose one or both to inspire you.  Kristian says:

The rules

1 The completed piece must be in multiples of 50 words – a maximum of 250 words. Anything is acceptable – poetry, story, anecdote.
2 There will be a photo and a random phrase that I will take from the current book I am reading – you can use either or both
3 Please pingback and tag 50WordThurs so I can do a summary.

And here are the words:

The rigid formality of the place suffocated her – Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray. 

Raised here, nineteen long years, in the cold marble magnificence of the palace, Princess Mononoke was wilting. The rigid formality of the place suffocated her. Always followed by her retinue, she couldn’t even use the water closet without being heard. They watched her eyes watching Jax, the gardener’s son, trimming the hedges and whispered among themselves. The love she felt was intimate and secret — yet the whole world knew, except for Jax. She was determined to find a way to speak alone with him and hope he fell in love with her. They could run from the cold magnificence.

[100 words]


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