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Friday, March 31

Doorway Flash by Paul Nain

Doorway Flash Entry
by Paul Nain

They say a beautiful woman stops time.

But as he turned away from the bar, there was no Hollywood-style freeze frame. Just a fleeting glance, an unspoken disclosure. Perhaps it was a concealed message in the ripple of her dark hair, or the curl of delicate fingers around a glass.

Without warning, she turned and caught his graceless gaze.

They say the eyes are the window to the soul. Kerrigan wasn't that subtle. He was about to make a doorway.

9 reactions:

Kelly Parra said...

Paul, wow, very strong!

LM said...

good one.... Melville, in his twist on the proverb, called the eyes the "gateway" to the soul, very close here.

Jeff said...

I like it. :)

jason evans said...

Delicate delivery with the art of subtlety. Another strong piece.

forgottenmachine said...

Thanks everyone!

I really enjoyed the process of writing this. Kelly, you rock!!!

Fence said...

Nice. Very nice. And neatly done too.

zdaddyo said...

Well done!

Robin said...

The last line leaves me wanting to read the rest of this story.. very nice!

Kelly said...

Pauly, I really liked that. Good one. GREAT last paragraph.