The Rose

25 Nov
Trifecta: Week 105
PLUCK: (transitive verb)
1: to pull or pick off or out
2 a : to remove something (as hairs) from by or as if by plucking <pluck one’s eyebrows>
b : rob, fleece
3: to move, remove, or separate forcibly or abruptly <plucked the child from the middle of the street>
He was watching her in the schoolyard, a special rose among the thorns. Of course he had always had a thing for red-heads, all fiery tempered like his mother.
Standing in the shadow of the elm he fantasized about what he would do to her when he finally got to pluck her for his bouquet. She would be a fine replacement for the blonde, blue-eyed lily he had taken last week. He was beginning to tire of her already.
Jason licked his lips, imagining the softness of hers, knowing she would learn to love him as the others had.
His heart thumped wildly in his chest as she picked up her lunch pail and started past the wooded lot where he waited impatiently.
As she passed the tree he grabbed her arm and clamped his hand over her mouth. But he was not fast enough.
Katie bit down on his fingers as hard as she could, swinging around she slammed him across the face with her pail. A  quick swing to the groin and she was off and running screaming all the way.
Jason groaned in pain “little bitch” he yelled at her “you don’t know what you’re missing”.
Trifecta: Week 105

5 Responses to “The Rose”

  1. TNT November 26, 2013 at 10:08 pm #

    Things got dark in a hurry. But, this character was very genuine, and the voice fit: knowing, impatient, she would learn. He takes what he wants, but still it didn’t dawn on me this boy was nasty until the last bit. Nicely done.

  2. Momo November 27, 2013 at 5:01 pm #

    Yay for a smart, quick on her feet girl!

  3. Ruby Manchanda November 28, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

    What a twist to the plot. I really like the way you crafted this one

  4. trifectawriting November 29, 2013 at 4:01 am #

    I love that she stood up to him and took back the power from him. Hopefully he learned his lesson, but I’m thinking probably not.


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