What follows is offered in response to Velvet Verbosity's 100 Word Challenge. The challenge, this week, is "Haunting".
She started out as a doodle. A simple scribble, done over and over, absentmindedly. Eventually, she gained more form - more structure - she became recognizable.
He drew her everywhere. On walls. On little slips of paper during class. On blackboards between classes. He had whole notebooks full of her haunting eyes and mouth. He was obsessed.
Until the day he saw her.
He knew her, immediately. Her face had occupied his mind for months - his mind's eye was always and ever full of visions of her.
But now she was real. He didn't have to draw her.
He would have her.