Sweet Success

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Photo credit to Sandra Crook

Sweet Success
by T. Delaplain

La señora swirled the last bubbles in her glass, “Imported,” she purred with confidence ignoring the pistol at her temple. She surveyed the villa and its opulence with pride; some of it earned, some of it stolen, who knew the difference now.

The guns had been easy dinero, the cocaine perhaps a miscalculation. One cog in the vast wheel of fortunes, her ride would end with the next rotation; crushed for her great success just like the sweetest of grapes.

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This is my backyard.

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32 thoughts on “Sweet Success

  1. Sangfroid to the end. Well done.

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  2. I love the metaphor of crushing grapes

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  3. Put me right there. Fabulous mood. My cogs are still churning.

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  4. Dear Tracey,

    Now that’s one calculating woman right to the end. A good story from cover to cover. ¡Salúd!

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  5. The lines in this are very poetic and smooth, counterbalanced against a very rough subject. Nicely done.

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  6. I love this heroine and want more of her… should she survive… ballsy broad!

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  7. I love the flow of this piece–and the tension. You made us care about this character in very few words and left us thirsting for more. Excellent writing.

    Love the photo. What a beautiful view.

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  8. You left me wondering about her. Cool customer. Enjoyed the list of her exploits!

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  9. Very cool customer. I can’t believe she doesn’t have a Plan B.

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  10. Can you really be that cool unless she have an ace up her (non-existent) sleeve… Love your backyard. It has to be the perfect time when things are somewhat green.

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  11. she lives in the moment. she doesn’t care.

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  12. Excellent, Tracey! Just plain excellent! Wonderfully constructed. I could feel the tension in the opening. Yes, DO bring her back. Like you, I believe this is not over for her and I’m waiting for the first guy she crosses who might have double-crossed her to end up as flour in a mill himself.

    As for that picture of your back yard … I WANT IT!!! I love the southwest! My grandma was born in Mexico in a Spanish family and an American father, so this is connective. If there were any places I would want to live, it is there.

    Five out of five aloe vera and cactus juices.

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  13. I think you have been inspired by more than just the photo prompt, and I am thankful!
    Fun read.

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  14. A big bundle of story for 100 words.
    Great stuff, Doc!

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