Every first sentence suggests a plethora (I know, smart huh?!) of possibilities. Sometimes – like Terrie does here – the art lies in not showing your hand. The inner landscape she shares will drive the story, and some things are worth waiting for.
Vacation Points by Terrie Leigh Relf
It wasn’t that Sylvie didn’t appreciate winning the office competition for an all-expenses-vacation-for-the-whole family, and it wasn’t that she didn’t appreciate the months, perhaps years, of not having to appear at work, and it certainly wasn’t the promise of a new contract when (and if) she chose to return, but that she was single. She used to say, “blissfully so,” when asked if she were married with children or married – period. Now, she would just shrug, as if that mere human gesture was worth a sentence or two.