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03 November 2007 @ 02:15 pm
Supernatural Gen Drabble: The Unopened Door (John)  
Title: The Unopened Door
Author: HalfshellVenus
Character: John (Gen)
Rating: PG
Summary: For 100_ghosts "Skeletons in the closet" challenge.

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In a library in Tallahassee, John notices for the first time in years that a woman's pretty. He'd forgotten what that was like.

Her eyes are silver, almost eerie beneath raven hair. But the effect becomes beauty when she smiles at his stack of books. "That's a lot of reading."

"Just browsing through."

They get to talking about the weather and other chit-chat, and she's bold enough to show her interest: "I'm Tessa and I'm single. How 'bout you?"

My wife burned to death on the ceiling, and I'm hunting whatever killed her. "Widowed," he says darkly.

The conversation's over.


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sadelyrate: livessadelyrate on November 4th, 2007 05:39 pm (UTC)
The magic and the challenge of drabbles is definitely that how much one can say in 100 words or less.
And you, dearest lady, are well-versed in this form of storytelling.

'Tis hard to think John wouldn't have even glanced at other women during the long years after Mary. But, as always, the shadow of what happened to her follows him wherever he goes, whatever he does.

*hugs*
Thank You.

The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Johnhalfshellvenus on November 14th, 2007 06:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! *beams*

It took awhile, back when I first tried the drabble challenges, to get the hang of them. I look back on some of the earlier entries and cringe, so it's nice to see progress.

But, as always, the shadow of what happened to her follows him wherever he goes, whatever he does.
And that aspect of him I can truly understand, and mourn along with him. What an undeserved tragedy, for all concerned. :(