His Silent World [53-Words]
His sentence was death by a million words. At least, that's how it felt to him. A stream of never ending sentences. His world silent, her hands signed her unhappiness. He was doomed to forever watch hands gesticulating and fluttering. To read cryptic messages on her lips for eternity. Silence wasn't always golden.
By Lisa H. Owens
Inspired by a May, 2021 Press 53-Word Theme Prompt Challenge: [Sentence] William Faulkner once avoided the period for more than 1,200 straight words. Jonathan Coe put off using one for nearly 14,000. There are entire books, in myriad languages and genres, containing only a single period. Each author understood their own unique motivation, but perhaps they all regarded it as a little dot prison.
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