100-Word Challenge For Grown Ups – Week 90 — ‘The Written Word’

100WCGU (7)


The prompt this week:   “… the points were sharp …”

 

 

The Written Word

The quills were ancient. She’d found them locked in a closet of the abby. But the points were sharp, the monks having taken great care of them.

Mara sighed.  Remember, Robert? … Computers and photocopiers?  It was all so easy?”

Yeah … life before the E-bombs. Who would have dreamed our electronic infrastructure was so unprotected!”

If the new dictator hadn’t confiscated all the manual typewriters and pencils as well, we could at least communicate to some extent!”

Picking up a quill, Robert replied: “Well, this is how our ancestors printed letters and books. We come from the same stock. So –” dipping his quill into the ink – “let’s get started.”

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Julia’s 100-Word Challenge For Grown Ups is a lot of fun. Hop over to her site to get the instructions for how to take part:
http://jfb57.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/100-word-challenge-for-grown-ups-week84/

8 thoughts on “100-Word Challenge For Grown Ups – Week 90 — ‘The Written Word’

  1. Sandra, yours is the best 100WCGU I’ve read, even including my own. 😎 Seriously, your dialogue is the perfect form for this story, and every word is poignant and powerful. Great 100WCGU

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