Chiseled Beauty: A 99-word flash fiction

This week’s prompt at Carrot Ranch was to use the word chisel/chiseled in 99 words (no more, no less). I actually missed the cut-off (again), which was yesterday. Where did the time go? Regardless, here is my flash fiction based upon the prompt.

Chiseled Beauty

Julie and her friends had gone to the art gallery. She saw him first across a crowded room. He was tall, lean, and his face was chiseled, the penultimate male. He was the man she had seen in her dreams so many times even though he was turned away from her. She would have recognized him anywhere, but he was surrounded by many admirers.

She just had to get closer and hope that a few of those hangers-on would have left. She would be patient. She slowly made her way towards him, waiting to see Michelangelo’s David up close.

Nancy Brady, 2019

A better title would have been Chiseled Good Looks, but it didn’t occur to me. By the way, this pedometer geek reader has identified chiseled as another What-the-tuck trend. Almost every male protagonist in romance novels has either a chiseled jaw (with scruff), chiseled cheekbones, or chiseled good looks.

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About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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6 Responses to Chiseled Beauty: A 99-word flash fiction

  1. Jules says:

    Marvelously marbled selection of words 😉

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Wonderful! And so true about the “chiseled” description. I confess, I’ve used it, too! Oh, dear!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Nathan AM Smith says:

    This is great!


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