Three days into the #7sins Blog Challenge and I'm onto ENVY. If you haven't already got familiar with the rules, the challenge posed by Lady Antimony was: 7 Sins in 7 Days, starting 7/7 - 100 words max in each story.
I've been LOVING reading everyone else's entries (see below for links), ranging from dark fairytale to heart-clenching poetry to understated pathos. Some really wonderful and inspiring bite-size work. There's a lot of talent out there in the world, folks.
Her perfume lingers, musk-heavy. I trace the mirror with trembling fingers. She looked in here just moments ago, dragged red lipstick over her pursed mouth. My lipstick. I picked out the same one just yesterday. On me, it looks like a caricature.
The wardrobe stands open behind me, a yawning mouth puking bright silks across the thick carpet. Tiny dresses, child-size almost; tailored to cling to size 6 non-curves.
Bile burns my throat, hatred. I couldn’t get my shoulders into her loosest top. My size 11 feet would crush her teetering stilettos. My wife: the woman I want to be.
If you enjoyed ENVY, you might want to check out WRATH and GREED. You can find them by clicking on #7sins stories.
For other sinful writers, check out these marvelous bloggers all taking part in the challenge: Bryce Daniels, Halli Gomez, Rebecca Clare Smith, Braindaze, Glitterword, Rosie Lane, Heather M Gardner, David A Ludwig, Jeffrey Hollar, Surfing (also known as Faith), Zade Forrest, The Gorm, Jessica and not forgetting Lady Antimony herself.