“There’s nothing cute about it,” he said. The register of his voice indicated decision more so than discussion.
She disagreed heartily and privately, staring past his head and out the window behind him.
Outside a lone child played in the mud. The sleeves and legs of her outfit were stretched and covered in liquid earth.
“She’s just playing soldier.” She said.
“With my dress white uniform!”
This is a response to my friend Eric Shelton who added a challenge to the already challenging Trifecta Challenge. He challenged me to write using no adverbs and avoid words ending with “ly”. It took a little longer than expected but here it is. I hope you enjoy it.
If you’re curious about him and his thoughts, just click on his name. He has some very interesting observations.