‘Zebras’ stripes are like fingerprints. Every one is different.’
She loved animals, especially zebras. I loved listening to her talk.
We were lounging on the deck, the lines of shade from the banister settling across our backs.
After a while she said, ‘I gotta go.’
She stretched her long limbs and stood, shaking a mane of dark hair behind her.
When she walked away I saw what the afternoon of sun had done. The back of her legs and her bare shoulders were a criss-cross pattern of dark and light, unique and never to be repeated again.
Could you write 500 words once a month? On Friday 13th/Saturday 14th February, Jessie Ansons will be presenting at a free livestream at the Digital Writers Festival. Come along and hear how Jessie wrote a personal 500 word story every month for two years then discovered she’d written an ‘accidental memoir‘. Times are as follows:
– Sydney, Australia, 11am Saturday 14th February
– London, UK, midnight, Friday 13th February
– New York, USA, 7pm Friday 13th February
– Los Angeles, USA, 4pm Friday 13th February
For more information about the session, click here.Follow @jessieansons
Friday Fictioneers is a challenge set by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields where writers around the world create 100 word stories inspired by the one image. For more information follow this Rochelle’s FF blog.