Thanks to Lillie McFerrin’s marvelous Five Sentence Fiction challenge – this week, writer’s choice – I’ve decided to take the plunge with the following writing prompt:
Only three words were uttered – nothing more. I could not have anticipated the response it elicited. How was I to know the bruise was so raw, lingering just beneath the surface, still throbbing from an injury I never saw delivered?
“Company policy requires….”
Bile hardened her features and sharpened her tongue, as she unleashed a tsunami of resentment on me.