Velvet Verbosity: Umbrellas

This post is in response to the 100 word writing challenge from Velvet Verbosity where we are asked to write 100 words inspired by a single prompt. This week’s word is Umbrellas.


I tip-toed across the soft grass, my heels threatening to dig in. My driver walked beside me carrying an umbrella. I didn’t care if I got wet. I also didn’t care if he walked beside me.

I was guided to my seat under the tent. A line of people circled outside, their umbrellas scratching and poking as they crowded in to hear.

I heard no words, just the sounds of scratching umbrellas and soft raindrops.

His children sat beside me. His sons, their backbones arched, his daughters, sniffing quietly.

I couldn’t hear, but I could see.

I was alone.

Umbrellas (Sepiaw)

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