Jejune Genesis

Micro fiction of exactly 100 words

Lazily, her mind absent from the warm bath, Clementine laved her body with a soft sponge, staring out the window at the meadows below. Ebullient children ran and laughed and sang in the exuberant sunshine.

Smiling when a calloused hand galvanized her nipples to an indurated state, she gasped as the intense…