8 Sentence Sunday #39

Posted Dec 15 2013, 7:30 am in , , , ,

From Something to Prove — Colin has offered to spend some quality relaxation time with Elizabeth. She’s shot him down, but he’s not ready to give up.

                         “I live really close. Like, within minutes.”

                         She stirred the quickly melting whipped cream in her cup. “I really shouldn’t. But thanks for the offer.”

                         Shouldn’t, not won’t, not can’t. Colin left her with her thoughts as he continued to clean up. She didn’t run after he’d made his proposition, so maybe he had some hope yet.

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4 responses to “8 Sentence Sunday #39”

  1. Kate Warren says:

    And that is why word choice and usage are important. Colin seems optimistic. I hope he’s right.

    Nice snippet!

  2. A telltale word choice indeed! Really enjoying this story and can’t wait for whatever happens next. Terrific snippet!

  3. Nice how he uses word choice to interpret underlying meaning. 🙂 Why do I have the feeling that “shouldn’t” isn’t the same as “don’t want to”…and that she’ll wind up at his place regardless?

  4. I’m with everyone. Choices are the key in everything we do in life. Good or bad; action or words. I like his optimism. Nice eight.