Welcome back! Once again, I am participating in Weekend Writing Warriors. You must write either 8 sentences or 150 word limit for poetry. I’ll admit: I haven’t been doing it quite right. But today I will! Check out the other amazing writers on ze button above.
Synopsis so far: Hagar and Ishmael are wandering the desert. They have no water. Hagar is becoming desperate and has decided to kill her son out of mercy. Now it’s a flashback to the moment when Sarai (ie Sarah) asked her to be a surrogate.
For a moment, I just looked at her. After 8 years, I believed I knew all her moods, all her expressions. But that day I saw something for the first and only time. Sarai’s eyes were open, full of waiting. Her face contorted with both need and shame. This power tasted strange on my tongue, a strange bitter sweetness.
I heard myself say, “Of course” and the world shifted beneath me.
Have a good weekend! Comments, thoughts and critique always appreciated 🙂