I love these 100 words on a Saturday challenges over at Write Tribe. It's always fun to write one and to read what other writers come up with.
They are such a great exercise in making every single word count. I'm certainly much more aware of using filler words after Corinne Rodrigue's great article accompanying last Saturday's prompt about filler words to avoid. I never realized how much I overuse all those words so now when I use one, I quickly delete it.
The prompt this week is: She wished she knew then what she knew now.
Jenna adjusted the itchy blonde wig over her brown hair and put on oversized sunglasses. Luckily the heavy makeup covered most of the bruises.
Carrying her battered suitcase, she limped towards the bus queue, clutching her ticket in her trembling hand. She wasn’t sure where this bus was headed but she didn’t care. As long as it was far away from Max, that was good enough. He would never find her. She would change her name and start a new life elsewhere.
She wished she knew then what she knew now.