Friday, April 4, 2014

#AtoZChallenge: Daga or Dagger

Daga (Spanish) or Dagger (English)
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My chest hurts, like a jackhammer hit me.

The pain, I remember now, a cold electric shock but that makes no sense.

Is that what it feels like to have a heart attack?

Am I dying?

The pain, it's getting worse, growing much stronger, so strong I don't know if I can take it.

Why am I shaking, my legs are trembling and my hands feel numb.

Where is everyone, why isn't anyone helping me?

My chest, it's burning and I feel something warm running down my side.

What happened, what is wrong with me, am I dying?

I open my eyes and they struggle to focus, when they do it's on the dagger projecting out of my chest.


My theme is 10x10.
A maximum of ten sentences, a minimum of 100 words.
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32 comments:

  1. I really like your goals! 10 X 10. Enjoyed the read!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Helen. Hope you'll be back for more!

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  2. Great theme! But yikes, a dagger in the chest! I'm a fan!
    I'm signed in to follow you via email and via Facebook, and I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts.
    Deb@ http://debioneille.blogspot.com

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    1. Always glad to welcome a fan and thank you for the follows!

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  3. Hi Donna. I like your attempted murder by knife scene. Very realistic. Was just thinking from my blog post this morning...a durian might make a good weapon too :) p.s. thanks for the follow. Also noticed you live in Ecuador!
    Shells–Tales–Sails

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    1. A durian could definitely be a weapon.... ;) Thanks for stopping in, Sharon. Really no different writing from Ecuador than the US except I don't spent as much time at McDonald's (wrote three novels there....LOL)

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  4. What a fun and engaging theme. And I love the English and Spanish version of the word. Enjoy the A to Z Challenge. This is a fun way to engage with it.

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    1. Thank you Sabrina! I really appreciate the visit and hope you will be back for more A-Z.

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  5. Very descriptive words that give me a visual, sensual, and emotional feeling of the tragic experience of being stabbed. I've always feared the idea of confronting a knife more than a gun. Go figure!
    Gail visiting for AtoZ

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    1. From the research I did, a knife is worse so you're absolutely right in your fear. Thanks for dropping by and commenting.

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  6. It is interesting to see how Spanish words influenced English.

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    1. ..and I did my best to NOT use words that were so obviously derivative. Sometimes hard to do. Thanks for the visit!

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  7. 10x10 is a fabulous theme! Knives are scary for me, too. Not that I would like a gun being pointed in my direction, either. I wasn't aware of the Spanish being so close. Great post!!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Corinne. Using the Spanish was an education for me, too!

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  8. Great theme! I'll have to keep that in mind for the future. I'd love a follow up story on who did the stabbing and why.

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    1. Hi Jean! A lot of folks want follow-up stories, have to admit that I've not done that yet.

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  9. I like how your theme is working. Never know what will pop up.

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Geri. Still have a lot of letters left to write, hope I can keep up the intrigue.

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  10. Wow, Donna... you haven't lost your touch! Glad to see you around, again!

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    1. Hola Bish! Glad you are enjoying this year's A-Z, I had so much fun in 2012.

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  11. Like the regular A-Z isn't hard enough - you go find the "Experts" version! lol Great descriptions!

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    1. Thanks, Lexa. It takes a little extra work but I enjoy trying to find the interesting story for each word/photo.

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  12. Each day has been every bit as enjoyable as the one before.

    ...although it probably sounds weird to say that a story about someone being stabbed is "enjoyable."

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    1. LOL! Thanks Lynda. Glad you are enjoying the little tales.

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  13. Glad to see you doing your 10X10 flash again. And it's cool having both the Spanish and English word for reference. Poor stabbed dude didn't know what hit him until he saw the dagger.

    Hope you’re having fun with the A to Z challenge,
    Jocelyn

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    1. Glad you stopped by, Jocelyn, and yes I am enjoying it. Today I will make my rounds of the other blogs. So many great ones this time around!

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  14. Knowing what the word was sort of gave it away.. Great flash as always though. Enjoying your AtoZs and sooo pleased you're back with us.

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    1. Yeah, kind of hard to not give it away...LOL! It feels good to be back, Lynne!

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  15. I do love my daily dose of your flash fiction, albeit a day later. ;)
    As it's Saturday, I'll wish you a lovely Sunday off. Look forward to catching up on Monday. :)

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    1. Thanks for continuing to stop by...I've still got a lot more letters to write! Have a great weekend.

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  16. Ouch Donna!
    Love the dramatic last few moments------ what a way to go!
    You're rocking this theme!

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    1. Thanks, Michelle. I am slowing getting back in the groove...

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