Saturday, April 13, 2013

L for ..... Laughter

This is a work of fiction and forms a part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. I will attempt to write a new story based on the word for the day every day during the month of April.


The moment she saw the marble floor, Layla knew she was in trouble. It would be a miracle if she managed to navigate that vast expanse in her stilettos. She imagined a dozen pair of eyes watching her as she took one gingerly step after the other. She’d almost made it, when the inevitable happened- she tripped, landed on her back and slid right across the lobby.
She wished she could become invisible, but this was no fairy-tale. Instead she did the only thing she could. “That was some ride, wasn’t it”, she said. And laughed. They laughed with her.


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A Drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.

9 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - Now that takes courage, to laugh at oneself that way. What a great story!!

YVONNE LEWIS: said...

It's good to laugh and to laugh at one's self is even better,

Yvonne.

Jan Morrison said...

Lovely choice! We must take ourselves lightly or we'll always feel the burden! Jan Morrison

Zainab Ummer Farook said...

So true, humor and wit can get you through almost anything! Nice work :)

emmyleigh said...

Really enjoying your posts and I've nominated you for an award - enjoy! http://emmyleigh.wordpress.com/2013/04/13/award-time/

The Desert Rocks said...

I wish I would have written about laughter....

Chuck said...

That is about all you can do in a case like that!

Chuck at Apocalypse Now

Jen HaHA said...

I'm still in awe of your great talent with drabbling! I also laugh at myself...because I'm always doing something dumb!

Come check out my A to Z! Jen Hemming and Hawing Again

Rosalind Adam said...

I used to be terrified of polished dance floors when I used to wear high heels. It's not a problem now. I've given up heels years ago. And yes, it is good for us to be able to laugh at ourselves.

Rosalind Adam is Writing in the Rain

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