Sleepless in Fort Worth

Couldn’t sleep. Decided to participate in a Twitter writing contest. You could have up to three entries based on one of ten story ideas. Each must be tagged to gain their attention. 

My three:
1. Tell the story of a scar, whether a physical scar or emotional one.

It was a crevasse more than a scratch. She shone her light within, but the blackness swallowed all. When would she forgive her past? @write_practice

6. Your character’s deepest fear is holding his or her relationship OR career back.

You can really only put it off a few days. You have fought it for years, woman, but face it, you are going to be a mother. @write_practice 

9. Your character is on a journey. However, they are interrupted by a natural disaster OR an accident.

She had never felt so free climbing the steps in a tower where so many had come before. Then she was entombed by the quake. @write_practice

The blog post from The Write Practice was no lie. It really forces you to find the perfect word and to cut out the extraneous. What fun!