Pride comes before a fall: 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups Week #22

She had been in the bar of the Penhelig all day.  North Wales was Autumn’s bolt hole when life became too much for her. Along with the wine, she drank in Welsh folk legends of mystical times hundreds of years ago.

Hugh was regaling tales of the village long drowned in the estuary.  He told her on a clear frosty night the church bells could be heard, but only by those who are lucky in life.

Autumn laughed as she left the pub “ Is it me or are the bells ringing?”

Her Manolos slipped on the icy pavement and she landed unceremoniously on her rear.

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Earlier tales of Autumn:

Thank you Julia at  Julia’s Place for running this wonderful outlet for creative writing.  Please take a look at some of the very clever, thought provoking and diverse contributions to this week’s prompt which was … is it me or are the bells ringing?

Here are just a few quick links:

18 thoughts on “Pride comes before a fall: 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups Week #22

  1. Excellent! I love that one… 🙂

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  2. I’d of been on my arse if I’d been wearing them – sober! A funny tale and great placing of the prompt.

    Mine (better late than never) is at http://wp.me/p1cFoK-NY

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  3. Quite an accurate take on the festive season I think!!!

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  4. Wonder what contributed most to that fall – the shoes or the wine 😉

    Nice take on this prompt! Enjoyed reading you.

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  5. Ah but she didn’t break her ankle thereby proving that she’s lucky in life…. so maybe she did hear them.

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  6. Great take! Enjoyed your post

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  7. Poor Autumn! If she wasn’t wearing a pair of Manolo flat boots, then she was very unlucky indeed.

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  8. Now that’s a good tsake on the prompt and a good read. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Lisa Wields Words December 8, 2011 — 11:13 pm

    Autumn seems to be heading for some dangerous decisions at the moment. Manolos on an icy night combined with alcohol. Doom! Great work as always.

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  10. Love that you are continuing with Autumn. This was a great piece.

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  11. Ha ha ha! Autumn’s family think she’s too big for her boots and now she falls out of her manolos. Bet the laughter in their households is ringing out loud and clear!

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  12. Combination of wine, frost and Manolos… two out of three maybe would have been safer!

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  13. I think it was the wine, not the Manolos! Good stuff!

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  14. Judging by her predicament, she was more wishful than actual. But then, she was laughing. Not sure about the pride though ..

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    1. unless it wasn’t a wry laugh, but a derisive one?

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  15. Ha! That’ll teach her for wearing Manolos when it is icy. She wanted to be wearing some comfy snow boots! Wouldn’t go with the image though. ha ha liked this.

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