This week’s prompt for the 100 Word Challenge is voice.

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His voice reminded her of sandpaper against cement. Did he gargle with gravel?

She wondered if it hurt for him to speak because it sure as hell hurt to listen.

 She hated when these speakers came to her school. There was no way to sneak out.

Plus, you were forced to pay attention because you had to write a paper about it afterward.

That was an issue since she could barely make out what he was saying.

Something about smoking and lung cancer?

Speaking of which, she hadn’t had a ciggie since the bus stop.

Will this guy shut up?



Author: The Abject Muse

Susan Marie Shuman is an author and freelance writer/editor who currently resides in the wilds of Birmingham, AL. She shares her life with four spoiled cats, several friends (not all of them imaginary) one husband and one step-son. When she's not working, Susan enjoys horseback riding, reading, taking her cats for a spin in their pet stroller, and taking naps. An ex-bartender, recovering crash test dummy and all-around late bloomer, Susan graduated from the University of South Alabama in 2004 with a BA in English. She minored in Russian. Long-range goals include visiting Israel, the Czech Republic and Liechtenstein. Susan is also planning to launch a micronation which would be called either Suzannistan or Eastern Suzanorovia.

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