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Week 130 of Saturday Centus.

October 27, 2012

Moments before she saw his glazed red eye peering through the knot hole in the door she heard his foot fall on the path.  Even the stench of his tobacco breath came before him
Pearl had finished washing; removing the grime of the fields from her face. She stood wringing the face cloth into the basin of water and placed the sliver of soap on the window ledge.
She was a slave and this was part of their procreation. He who had taken her mother’s and her grandmother’s womb and their power to love was about take her like a beast.

Inspired by the ‘red eye‘  and the stories in Bridging the Americas ; literature by Toni Morrison, Paule Marshall and Gayl Jones by Stelamaris Coser.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 12, 2012 2:57 pm

    “He who had taken…”

    Gosh, this was good writing.

    I like the darkness in your word crafting here.

    • November 12, 2012 3:04 pm

      I have had the best week ever on my blog Thanks to you Jenny xxxx

  2. GHS permalink
    September 5, 2016 3:52 pm

    Centus? It’s meaning? Wow, I can’t seem to find it on the www? I am delighted reading your posts from August 2011….you continue to develop, expand, explore. What a rich, varied experience for you and those of us who have found you. Bless you for being there!

    • September 5, 2016 4:10 pm

      Thank you … I don’t think Centus is running it was 100 word prompt we had on a Saturday … It was a good way to begin blogging at least weekly … I went to post daily xx It has bought me from some dark places xx

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