Friday, June 3, 2011

A Line in the Sand

This week's prompt focused on character development. We asked you to tell us what your character - or you -wants. It's a way to get to know your character or yourself better.

They’d each drawn a line in the sand.  Between the lines was a very deep chasm.  For the first time that she could remember, they couldn’t even agree to disagree.

They’d been invited to honor her mother’s memory.  The part that believed in human rights, civil rights and equal rights.  The part that was ahead of her time.  The part that was, according to one friend, “exceptional.”

He believed in these things too, but resisted the invitation.  In this instance, he believed these things conflicted with his daughter’s best interests.

She didn't see it his way. She longed to honor her mother’s memory.

He didn't see it her way. He longed to protect his daughter.

They’d each drawn a line in the sand.  Between the lines was a very deep chasm.




Red Writing Hood is the writing meme of The Red Dress Club.  The finished piece should be no more than 600 words of either fiction or non-fiction.  Thanks for reading...and feel free to offer thoughts, ideas and/or constructive criticism.  I appreciate hearing what you have to say.