I've toyed with doing these challenges sponsored by Velvet Verbosity many times but just haven't. In my current State of Funk, today is the day. As always, I can only control my reaction to my SoF, not precisely what is causing it. Whatever.
The word for this week's challenge is Invincible.
Title: Invincible, She
Pulling herself along the wooden handrails along the corridor walls and paddling with her feet, Anna shuffled slowly down the noisy hall toward the dining room. As she inched forward, her thoughts focused on an earlier time when she had run hurdles and track in high school and college. She passed other residents slumped and asleep in their wheelchairs without seeming to notice them at all.
She smiled to herself in satisfaction as she crossed the threshold on the dot of noon and steered herself to her favorite table by the window. She had come in first once again.
Updated on Saturday, January 15th.
A second entry that couldn't be contained any longer.
Title: Danny's got the car tonight
"Aw, man!" Jared's longish hair swung with outrage, his hands clenched into fists.
"I said NO and that's it." I continued washing dishes to cover my shaking hands and avoided looking at him.
"Aw, Mom..." He knew arguing was futile.
"You know how those boys are, Jared. Going with them will only get you into trouble." I tried reasoning with my preciously 16-year-old, as if that was even possible."
"Maybe not tonight but it will happen, you mark my words."
He stomped away, furious.
"You're not invincible at 16, y'know!" I called as the slamming door rattled the house.
This is a second entry to Velvet Verbosity's 100 Word Challenge on the word invincible.