Trust Me - A2Z, 100 Words

My dear friend, Jan Ackerson, who has been a mentor and inspiration to many of us at Faithwriters, has a unique blog. 100 Words holds a collection of micro-short stories, each one being only 100 words - no more, no less.

For the A2Z Meme today, I decided to try my hand at 100 Words. (It's not easy!)

(I had a picture, but it will detract from the imagination.)


"I'm scared!"

"I'm right here. Don't be afraid."

"But I can't see you."

"Trust me. Have I failed you in the past?"


"And I won't fail you now. Follow my voice."

I inch forward a few steps with my arms flailing before me, trying to touch something--anything!

"That's right. Keep walking. I'm right here."

Confidence begins filling my spirit.

"Now jump."


"I'll catch you. Don't be afraid."

I hold my breath and fling myself into the misty unknown.

"See? That wasn't so bad."

My blindfold is removed, and I can see.

"I'm in Heaven!"

"Yes, child."


Diana Lesire Brandmeyer said...

Some days 100 words can feel like 1 million.

Rita Garcia said...

Lots of goodness packed into one hundred words! Great job, Vonnie!

Laury said...

Walking is one thing - but jumping? Yikes! :) Good job, Vonnie! It was fun but hard, wasn't it?

Marijo (Mary Jo) Phelps said...

Vonnie! total creativity - captivating and beautiful!

And i feel it is a picture of where I am at right now. (Only jumping into his arms rather than heaven although heaven would not be bad for sure!

Yvonne Blake said...

Thanks, Laury, Rita, and Diana. It was fun, but challenging. I think I'll try it again sometime.

Marijo, I had another ending, but it was too many words. My original thought was jumping into His arms and feeling safe. I might have been able to work it, but then I thought that our final act of trust would be "jumping" into eternity.

Niki Turner said...

Powerful. Reminded me of something my husband says... "It takes faith to do." Trust is a huge part of faith, even when it comes to letting go of this life.

Barbara Lynn Culler said...

This gave me goosebumps. I envisioned someone on their deathbed fighting to let go.
Great job!

Joanne Sher said...

So powerful. Great stuff, Vonnie!

Shelley Ledfors said...

WOW, Vonnie! Very powerful. You did so well to connect to my emotions in a short hundred words!

Yvonne Blake said...

Thanks for all the encouraging comments. This was fun to do. I'm going to try it again sometime.

Patty Wysong said...

Ooh! I like this, Vonnie. and think I needed this today. Thanks!! =]


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