Enjoy The Show {Shade and Light Challenge}

I can watch her, from up here, perched like some prehistoric bird of prey while I spoon rocky road into my mouth, metal dinging against my teeth while I lick both sides and swallow.

She is pacing, pent up and anxious today, flitting in and out of the shadows.

Her silhouette shadows her steps;

Three to the right,

two to the left,

when she pauses to twist the ring on her left land, I wait for the heavy sigh I can always hear from here.

The clacking of her shoes starts again

four long strides

three baby tip-toes

a quick peek at a screen; when she looks up the sun comes from behind the clouds.

Their shadows pool, her face obscured because his fingers are stroking her face, cupping her chin.

Their kisses are always prime time worthy.

I love you

He breaths into her mouth until his tongue takes over.

He is lying.

She opens wider.

so is she.


There’s a new prompt in town:
Light and Shade Challenge (my friends Tom and Lyssa’s brain child)

This week the prompts are the picture above and this quote:

She tells enough white lies to ice a wedding cake – Margot Asquith

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About Kir

Kirsten is a wife after years of dating, a mom after years of infertility & a lover of shoes, words, NYC and TV dramas. A storyteller and daydreamer at heart, this is the place where her stories come to be told. Thanks for visiting.


  1. I need to get in on this prompt. It looks fun. I love your story!
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  2. Great incorporation of the photo and the quote into one seamless story. As is always the case with your scenes, you reveal litlle bits here and little bits there and, before the reader knows it, we are in deep. And, you always manage to perfrom your feats of magic in so few words. As has always been the case, I remain in awe of your talent. :)
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  3. Lyssa Medana

    Thank you for making me chuckle. You paced this so beautifully and such incision. Thank you for sharing this, and thank you for supporting Light and Shade. LM x

  4. I’m so glad to see you posting with us Kir, thank you so much! I loved your story and the layers of deception that drifted through it,. Thanks so much for linking up.- TM
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  5. As Thomas says, the layers of deception, well done. So is she.. great ending line. It’s been awhile since I’ve posted or read many posts. Glad to find you in fine form, Kir, as always! :)
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  6. You are really kicking up your prose. This was so much fun to read.
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  7. Another good reason to have blinds (and CLOSE them :) ) I thought the voyeur was quite creepy, mostly because he was familiar enough with their routine to find so much meaning in the unspoken.
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