100 Word Challenge – Nervous – 1/13/10

This is my entry for the newest edition of Velvet Verbosity’s 100 Word Challenge. When I sat down here tonight, this entry didn’t even exist! I love how it fits again into the Clifton Saga. Will the magic never end? (I hope it doesn’t, and that I didn’t just jinx myself!!!) Enjoy!

Phillip stood at the door to the sanctuary, surprised at his nervousness. He looked inside again, where his and Michelle’s families milled around quietly.

A knot formed in his stomach wishing his dad had lived to see this.

The hand landing gently on his shoulder made him jump.

Behind him, Lee chuckled. “Nervous, son?”

Phillip slowly released a deep breath. “Absolutely.”

Lee put an arm around Phillip’s shoulder. “Things will be fine. She’s a fine young lady, and you’re a lucky man.” Lee patted him then went to take his place up front.

“Love you dad,” Phillip whispered to himself.

And now the author can go to bed, smiling hauntingly to herself. For various reasons 😀


    1. Actually, technically I do have them somewhat strung together—there’s a tab at the top of the page, labeled “Clifton Saga” that has them all listed in one place. I don’t have a link to each’s consecutive entry, but they are all there 😀 My mom’s the only one who gets to see them strung together—periodically I print them off (or have my dad do so), and give them to her. Which reminds me, I have to do that! 🙂

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