100 Word Challenge - Enough

What follows is offered in response to Velvet Verbosity's 100 Word Challenge. The challenge, this week, is "Enough".

100 Word Challenge 

Is It?

She walked into the room and crossed over to where the easel stood.

"So.  This is what you've been working on?"

He stood to one side of the easel, nervous and fidgety.

"Yeah.  You like it?"

She looked into the painting, chin in her hand, head to one side.

"Yes, I do.  But ... it seems kind of sparse, you know?"

He stepped around in front of the piece and mimicked her posture.

"It's MEANT to be sparse.  It's meant for you to fill it in.  The question is ... is it enough?"

She turned and walked away.

"I think it is."



Nan Sheppard said...

I just love your writing, it always leaves one wanting more!

Kir said...

this is such a good conversation, about the nature of our relationships and the way we color inside the lines of each other. I like knowing that some colors will bleed, will blend with the others, that the picture isn't done, until we've both added our flourish.

this was beautiful.

PattiKen said...

I like this. Like the painting, the best part is what's left unsaid.

Josie Two Shoes said...

This dialogue said so much more than just about the painting. My thought is that he needs to find someone who actually cares about him and his work! Great writing!