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The Smile: A 99-word Love Story

"Lace - white" by Boranzohn - Own work. Licensed under CC0 via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lace_-_white.JPG#/media/File:Lace_-_white.JPG

“Lace – white” by Boranzohn – Own work. Licensed under CC0 via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lace_-_white.JPG#/media/File:Lace_-_white.JPG


Lisa came from a world of cigarettes and food stamps—a world where you aimed to get by, not get ahead—a world where you aimed to be sexy, not beautiful.

But then the window cleaning company she worked for hired Ricky. He was younger than her and had crooked teeth, but he treated her so sweetly and respectfully that she felt like lace. He told her about his childhood and asked about her three-year-old’s favorite movies.

When he said, “You’re beautiful,” she knew he meant it. And the smile that bloomed across her face proved his words true.

For Carrot Ranch’s weekly 99-word story challenge: this week, a 99-word love story.

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6 comments on “The Smile: A 99-word Love Story

  1. Charli Mills
    September 21, 2015

    This portrays the essence of beauty is found in the gaze of love. Great use of details — a world of cigarettes and food stamps. It says so much about her hardship, so much about the love blossoming.

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    • Sarrah J. Woods
      September 22, 2015

      Thanks! I saw a couple walking down the street that inspired this story—the woman smiled a big smile of love and trust at the man, and it transformed her into someone surprisingly beautiful.

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  2. C. Jai Ferry
    September 22, 2015

    I love the comparison of sweet and respectful being like lace. Great piece!

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    • Sarrah J. Woods
      September 22, 2015

      Thank you! I’m glad that came across well. I appreciate your stopping by and taking the time to read and comment!

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  4. rogershipp
    September 26, 2015

    gritty honest truth conquers all!

    Liked by 1 person

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