Sunday, July 29, 2012

No Choice

When would it end? Hadn't he suffered enough? She needed to help him as he always had her. She had no choice...

As his final breath left him, the rain began to fall.

This post is a reponse to Trifexa's weekend challenge "give us a 33-word opening line to your book. That's it. Make us want to read the next 333 pages of your work."

17 comments:

  1. This relationship is complicated. "She had no choice" sounds like she would rather not help him, but then again, she owed him. The background on them seems like a very good story.

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  2. I wonder if she did help him and what he had always done for her. Good start. Thanks for playing along with us this week. Please come on back tomorrow for the new challenge,

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    1. Thanks. We'll have to see how it develops.

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  3. I wonder if she did help him into taking his final breath? Or if she owed him a favor but he died before she could follow through? Lots of possibilities here!

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  4. Interesting! It has made me want to read more...

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  5. Intriguing opening. Makes me wonder whose perspective we're reading here, and I want to find out!

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  6. Was allowing him to go towards his last breath the way to help him? Like a final request? The rain is a nice added touch...

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  7. Thank you, all, so much. I would like to develop this further. Your encouragement makes me think perhaps I should.

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  8. I agree with first comment about the having no choice. Definitely makes me want to get to the bottom of it all.

    I'm new to Trifecta and excited to read all these amazing pieces.

    Following you now, as well. :)

    Christine
    @thatgalkiki

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    1. Thank you, Christine! Welcome to Trifecta. It is a very welcoming place, so I hope you like it here. Thanks for the follow!

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  9. It made me think of a beloved canine companion. Not an easy place to be in any case.

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    1. Oh, I hadn't thought about that connection, but it is a good one! No, certainly never easy. Thanks for the new perspective!

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  10. I don't know that I'd have gotten euthanasia without the tag.
    Either way, it's a gripping start!

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  11. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Love yours and now a follower.

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