100WCGU The Coat

My second offering. To find out more go to Julia’s page http://jfb57.wordpress.com/2012/02/06/100-word-challenge-for-grown-ups-week-30/

Dear Tim,
Poor you. What a horrible accident. Traction is not fun, and six months in bed is a long time by anyone’s reckoning.
Catching your coat in the escalator must have been so frightening. It certainly looked very dramatic, and I must say you seemed to have the strength of ten trying to free it. It might have been better simply to take it off, but perhaps you weren’t thinking entirely rationally. Or maybe you were embarrassed at half the Northern Line watching you. You’re on YouTube!
I know you blame me, but it wasn’t my fault.
I’m sorry I laughed.
Friends again?
Margaret

100WCGU: Sky-Blue-Pink

A message from Julia:
This prompt will be open for two weeks.

I have been aware that the news this week seems to have had a familiar thread through it. The shared prompt is …it wasn’t my fault…

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The morning was cold. She dressed quickly and made breakfast, letting the heat from her coffee mug seep into her fingers while her egg boiled. Her packed bag stood in the hall. John was picking her up at seven thirty. Loads of time. Dawn broke and she saw the colour she used to call sky-blue-pink spreading across the rooftops. Sky-blue-pink. Playground words jostled in her memory; “you’re it!” “it wasn’t my fault!” “one potato…” Years ago, yet only a heartbeat away. Childhood; it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. But she hadn’t known it then.