Yeah Write #164 Gargleblaster – Office Politics

auschwitz1Stolen scent.
Trickling sweat.
Heart thumping; stomach churning.

She smiles.

A searching hand; an encroaching breath.

He smiles.

A hollow cheeked boy sleeps nearby.
Jaundiced eyes full of sorrow; a soul emptying of hope.
Grateful still for a mother’s love.

These 42 words form my entry into this week’s Gargleblaster challenge over at Yeah Write. 

22 thoughts on “Yeah Write #164 Gargleblaster – Office Politics

    1. paulmclem Post author

      Thanks, Jen. A mother’s protective love is the most obvious/unquestioned/unthinking act of nature I could come up with. To me, the mother in this story is as much a heroine as any soldier.

      1. Jennifer G. Knoblock

        hahaha. No, no, I have a hyphen addiction and add them unnecessarily. And you don’t want to mess with your word count!

  1. KymmInBarcelona

    The soul emptying of hope is so sad! Lovely portrait of a mother’s love : )
    (Go on, edit in the hyphen. I won’t tell.)


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