Carrot Ranch issued this week’s 99 word challenge, charging all takers to use the word “erosion.” This is my take. What do you think?



Written by Kerry E.B. Black


A doubt nagged Kim. “Why was he out late every Friday?” She pushed distrust into a corner and closed a door on negativity. She applied lipstick and powder and awaited his return.

When he dragged his briefcase over the threshold, she embraced him. “Welcome home, darling!” He pecked her on the cheek and slouched to his desk and more work without a word.

She studied her appearance in the cheval. Still thin. Not gray. No wrinkles. Yet he showed no interest.

After he slept, she snuck into his files and found among his notes, “I’ll love you always, Tracy.”