It’s the Eyes

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It’s the Eyes (99 Words)

There was no mistaking her pursed lips. It was always dangerous when she frowned at her own work. But for the last week, Annie hadn’t looked at her sketchbook any other way.

He asked what was the matter. It was an innocent question. He didn’t expect to be confronted with his own body.

“Technically, it’s perfect,” she said.

He didn’t know anything about art and as embarrassing it was to see himself in graphite, he wasn’t about to argue.

His wife’s lips pursed again. She looked hard at his face.

“It’s the eyes. I just can’t capture your eyes.”

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Written in response to Carrot Ranch’s Flash Fiction ChallengeCheck it out!

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6 thoughts on “It’s the Eyes

  1. Eyes (and hands) can be the hardest to capture. In some ways, I think it’s easier to sketch with words but we have to get the reader to see what we see as writers. You do a good job of crafting stories I can easily imagine.

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