Number 305 had been rented by a David Alvarez. Using your name backwards wasn’t that smart of a move.
Ichtaka saw a light on in the front living room. He pulled a kerchief from his pocket and turned the doorknob, it opened. A man was sprawled on the rug, a paint brush jammed into his ear. The record player was on, the needle had reached the inner label. He picked up the needle arm and placed it on the rest, he saw the record information.
Broken Easel by J. Arrr, released in 2021. That was a problem, it was 1959.
She radiated vulnerability. He'd painted scores of beauties and none compared. This would be his masterpiece. She expressed reluctance to be alone with him in his studio. Her moralistic hesitancy was enchanting but he was insistent and persuasive.
"You would not be so wicked as to deny us assured immortality?"
She allowed herself to be swayed.
Not without mercy, she waited until the portrait was complete and he could gaze upon perfection. Then, she poured him a shot of doctored Madeira before slitting his throat -- slowly, deliberately, skillfully -- with a sharpened palette knife which she tossed on the broken easel.
Wind tousles damp hair. Warm sand runs between my toes, encompasses my feet. I face the waves crashing along the shoreline. The sky is split; clouds lit bright orange with the coming sunset on one side. The other is dark, angry with roiling clouds. The threat of a tempest.
The rain is here.
The waves are relentless.
I'm dragged into the raging storm.
I wake to a broken easel, a torn canvas featuring a tropical scene. A dreary apartment, dimly lit and thrumming with rain. I weep. How could it be that I am here, and not there?
pelwrath: My break and dinner at work will be busy with first read throughs.
Aug 21, 2023 11:27:43 GMT -6
Caulder Melhaire: I'm so bummed! I was trying to get an entry in, but inspiration didn't hit until the last minute, and I just wasn't satisfied
Aug 21, 2023 14:17:28 GMT -6
Caulder Melhaire: So instead I will read all the amazing entries and wish y'all luck
Aug 21, 2023 14:17:40 GMT -6
FoxxGlove: First look at all the Photograph entries makes for an amazing read. Gonna have a tough time voting, that's for sure.
Aug 22, 2023 11:03:09 GMT -6
Caulder Melhaire: New Rolling Weekly just dropped! Check it out and enter HERE
Aug 27, 2023 10:55:35 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Whew, back from vacay, and I'm exhausted. No rest for the weary, though. I've got a lot of critting to catch up on.
Aug 29, 2023 11:51:39 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: And a new Weekly! Yay!
Aug 29, 2023 11:51:49 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Ooo! A great prompt word too! aaaaaOOOOOOOOO!!!!
Aug 29, 2023 11:52:46 GMT -6
pelwrath: Don’t know if there are any members from Florida but please be safe as that hurricane bears down on you.
Aug 29, 2023 19:07:14 GMT -6
pelwrath: I like that prompt as well.
Aug 29, 2023 19:07:35 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: ONE MORE DAY TO ENTER THIS WEEK'S ROLLING WEEKLY.
Sept 1, 2023 11:45:54 GMT -6
Mazulla: I am too excited, just got a copy of Fairy & Folk Tales of Ireland by W. B. Yeats!
Sept 1, 2023 17:09:08 GMT -6
Caulder Melhaire: New 100 Weekly just dropped! Come submit your entry HERE
Sept 3, 2023 21:04:17 GMT -6
Caulder Melhaire: Apologies for the delay. Holiday weekend has my head on upside down
Sept 3, 2023 21:04:40 GMT -6
pelwrath: My mind has finally settled on what stories/books I want to start writing. A werewolf story with witches, warlocks, and other along with Sundowners 3.
Sept 4, 2023 9:56:37 GMT -6
pelwrath: I’ll pat myself on the back. I posted a link to a recent review of my first book in the boasting thread in the Accepted thread.
Sept 6, 2023 7:28:20 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: 6 HOURS LEFT TO VOTE
Sept 9, 2023 14:59:10 GMT -6
pelwrath: An FYI but ball parking my score, looks like 4th place for me. No surprise there and I do hope Raveneye does consider her entry in the W,P, and S even if she was the host.
Sept 10, 2023 1:18:59 GMT -6