The return was momentous, accompanied by pomp and ceremony. She literally waltzed in, larger-than-life, amidst tears and laughter, a lavish feast to rival any that had been hosted within her five year absence.

And it took just a few moments to turn my cosy world around… and make a mockery of my hard-earned position within the confines of Sherborne Manor.

Like a double-edged sword, the return of the prodigal child hailed my return to relative obscurity, as well as affording me a newfound sense of freedom.

 I prepared to play the trump card in a game of deadly proportions.

You can find out more about the weekly drabble challenge, hosted by Aheila on her blog: http://thewriteaholicblog.wordpress.com/


  1. shelly on March 13, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    When is your book coming out?

  2. Ryan on March 13, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Certainly a mix of emotion and perspective! Realistic. Well done, M!

  3. J. A. Bennett on March 13, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    I love the image of her waltzing in. Great job!

  4. k~ on March 14, 2012 at 12:56 am

    Peeking in on your blog, it's fun to read… and there are so many challenges you get involved in, how ever do you keep up???

    This is a peek back from the A-Z challenge.

  5. Sarah Pearson on March 14, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Oh, what happens next? 🙂

  6. mish on March 15, 2012 at 10:43 am

    @Shelly ~ you'll be the first one to read it… or have you forgotten? 🙂

    @Ryan ~ realistic… I like that… *winks*

    @J.A.Bennett ~ waltzing in, with not a care in the world… but with an "attitude"… thanks.

    @k~ there are only 2 specific weekly challenges, though I often fall behind… the rest are random… can get hectic sometimes…

    @Sarah ~ aww, this is supposed to be a 100-word challenge so I can't exceed the limit here 🙂

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