“Put the knife down unless you intend to use it.”
Seonid’s hand shook on the haft of the knife. Her fierce glare withered. She dropped her eyes, suddenly bright with tears, then the knife. The color that flooded her cheeks only made her more lovely. Hers was a beauty that devastated men’s hearts, Marna was sure of it.
But Marna had been a mother once. She understood manipulation, and slyness.
This post was made in response to this week’s Write On Edge prompt:
Below are three fairly generic passive phrases. Your goal is to make them active in a short scene, either fiction or non-fiction. You can choose one, two, or all three to play with, but you only have 100 words.
[he/she/I] was devastated by […]
[feeling] was experienced by […]
[person/thing] was possessed by […]