In response to secretkeeper.net’s weekly writing prompt #119. The challenge is to use the 5 words given below (or their synonyms ) in a poem or flash fiction.
She heard the loud noise
and it made her shiver
and almost jump out of skin,
he was home drunk again,
she wondered why she’d married this man,
this scum who didn’t know right from wrong,
her parents said she had ‘made her bed
and now must lie in it’
but they hadn’t a clue what was going on,
she was too ashamed to say
but she wished so badly to escape,
she cowered under the bedclothes
as his heavy footsteps approached the door
ready to take out his war on the world
using her as his punchbag.