AUTHOR: Aeriel Holman

ACTIVITY: 3 Sentences

Approx. Words: 60

DATE: March 19, 2012 (created)

NOTES: Another in-class assignment that is practically a flash fiction piece. The teacher in my Eng 11 class wanted us to convey a fight and relationship of characters in only three sentences. I do not normally put up things this tiny, but in an Ernest Hemingway style, the whole short and unexpressing nature of this tidbit spoke volumes. I quite liked it, so I posted it. It's another piece of flash fiction. By the by, a "claddagh" is an Irish ring that, when worn a certain way, is symbolic of relationship status (friend or romantic).

Of Rings and Things

He pushed her toward the door, gritting his teeth. She turned from the darkened passageway, snapping, "If this thing is so upsetting, why'd you leave yourself open?"

"Because I assumed you retained a little respect for me," he whispered, glaring at his clenched fists instead of her, which only made him fixate on the scuffed claddagh he had to turn upside down.