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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Asunta

Because I’m dead, she is letting my heels drag on the ground. When I was alive, she said: “I told you not to scuff those shoes. Just wait till your father gets home.”


33 words for , in a quick and dirty free write.

[This is for Asunta Basterra]

30 comments:

  1. I googled the story you reference. You captured it in all it's lurid detail. Very nice.. writing that is, not the story.

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    1. Unfathomable, isn't it?
      I'm so glad you could put 'lurid' and 'nice' in practically the same breath!
      Thank you, Steph!!

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  2. They didn't deserve her. Your writing, however deserves much praise, Kymm. You brilliantly told this story in 33 words.

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    1. No, they did not deserve her, you're right.
      I don't know how much I deserve, Valerie, but your praise is well appreciated!!

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  3. Really powerful writing for a horrific situation, Kymm. Well done!

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    1. Thank you, momo. Yes the story is a horrific one indeed.

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  4. Poor Asunta... to many stories like this... why? There is one in Seattle right now... I'd like to drag some 'parents' heels. I like how you structured this, Kymm.

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    1. Yes there are far too many stories like these.
      I'm so glad to hear you appreciated the structure, Ted. Thank you!

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  5. Overwhelming horror. The brevity with which you've told the story makes the writing even more powerful.

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    1. Overwhelming, yes. A lawyer and a journalist.
      Thank you so much, Jo-Anne!

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  6. This chilled me to the bone. And then I read the story behind it. Wow!

    Very powerful piece on an absolutely tragic true tale.

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    1. Chilling is right. Hope you've warmed up!
      Thank you for the wow, Ivy!

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  7. Chilling. Both your words and the inspiration behind them. Beautifully written piece – you manage to capture all that horror in a handful of words.

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    1. Yes, it is a lot of horror, isn't it.
      Thank you, Suzanne!

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  8. Truly well-done. And congrats on finishing the NaNoWriMo!

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    1. Thank you, Kylie!
      And thanks for the NaNo congrats, too. Always fun.

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  9. Powerful writing Kymm-no idea why some parents come to this-they deserve to be shot dead!

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    1. It's truly unfathomable.
      Thank you, Atreyee!

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  10. Love it! A wicked concept in such few words.

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    1. Ohh, thanks for the love, Renada!

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  11. I found this oddly funny. Darkly humorous.

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    1. Bagged.
      Humor helps deal with horror.
      Thanks, Draug!

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  12. I knew nothing of this story and like the others I found it chilling in how you captured the heart of her horror in such few words.

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    1. Maybe I shouldn't have mentioned her name, but I felt like I should. Like she needed it.
      Thanks, Glynis!
      (I'm deleting the double entry.)

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  13. This is heartbreaking. I just read up on it. lovely way to put it down in words.

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    1. It is devastating.
      Thank you so much, Yeshasvi!

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    1. Then slayed you be. hehe
      Thanks, Tri!

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