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The Recession

Posted: Tue May 12, 2009 9:43 pm
by bkempins
The Recession - 100 word drabble
By Bernard Kempinski


His elegant study was a sanctuary after another dismal day on Wall Street.

“Can’t take much more,” he muttered.

Ice tinkling against glass accompanied a sigh as he sunk in the leather chair. Rich wood paneling disappeared into inky darkness as the crackling fire mesmerized him. A vortex of flame jumped from the stone hearth. He blinked, and it took a sensuous feminine form of pure combustion energy. She flickered seductively on the Persian Rug.

“Come here,” she beckoned him.

The vodka martini tumbled to the carpet.

“Dinner’s ready, dear,” cried his wife from the kitchen to the empty study.

Posted: Tue May 12, 2009 10:19 pm
by Phenopath
I do not want to be overly positive... but this is Great Drabble. Stylish, menacing and well paced. Bravo!

Posted: Tue May 12, 2009 10:32 pm
by Mr. Tweedy
I don't get it...

Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 9:42 pm
by bkempins
Mr. Tweedy wrote:I don't get it...
I wrote it during the dismal stock market news, so I was thinking dark thoughts, maybe suicide, or alcohol fueled fire demons abducting the protagonist, or anything in between.