Monday, March 1, 2010

Hidden

It's been awhile since I did one of Velvet Verbosity's 100 Word Challenges. This one is "Hidden."




"I don't care if you do it," she says. "You know I love you."

"I know," he says. And he does.

"I just don't want you to lie to me."

But that's what she doesn't understand, and maybe he doesn't either. Not really. It's not the doing; it's the hiding. It's the getting away with it. He can be a good man, he can be a good husband, and father, and son, and brother. He can be everything that everyone expects him to be if he can just have this one thing, this one secret that no one knows. Hidden.

9 comments:

Mama Zen said...

This is really good!

Titanium said...

Aye, there's the rub. It's in the hiding that we are found, in the seeking that we are lost- especially when it comes to that secret stash of Snicker bars.

Well done!

Mine is up.

Tara R. said...

Ohh... intriguing. Wonderful turn to the Challenge.

I, Rodius said...

Thanks, y'all. I should do these things more often.

PattiKen said...

Well done. Poor guy seems to be struggling to keep a small piece of himself to himself amidst all the togetherness.

I, Rodius said...

Huh. I hadn't thought of it that way, but I guess you're right.

elaineLovesCardinalCardz said...

Ahhhh! So good. What is it!!! I am so curious! Elaine

She Said said...

Well, you certainly have my curiosity piqued!

I, Rodius said...

Thanks elaine, and thanks Ms. China Adventurer. If I told you, it wouldn't be a secret!

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