Wednesday, April 30, 2014

WonHundred Word Wednesday: The flame

Welcome, welcome to WonHundred Word Wednesday! I am loving this challenge and getting to read everyone's stories. It's amazing the different directions these end up going.
Today's prompt: I stared at the flames that had...

It started so small, just a tiny flicker, harmless really. The thought had occurred to extinguish it then, when it was weak, but I resisted. It felt good to keep that tiny spark alive, feeding it faithfully. But then, confident in my control, I let it grow. It spread faster than expected; becoming a roaring inferno I could no longer smother.

Suddenly I realized the heat I felt rose not from the hate burning within, but from the unbridled blaze around me. I stared at the flames that began as a seed of disdain, acknowledging the power of anger unchecked.

Let me know what you think in the comments and be sure to check out everyone else's stories too!
Happy Reading!

Wendy Knight, Author:
Kelly Martin, Author:
Alison Woods (Peering Into. . .):
Jessica Winn, The Distracted Writer:


  1. I love the comparison between the flames of hate and the real flames. Well done!

  2. I agree with Jaclyn! Great imagery! Very beautiful and haunting in a way.

  3. very nice. I like the script that works with it so well

  4. You always go such amazing directions with these prompts! Your pieces are always so thought-provoking and unique.