Jejune Genesis

I wrote this story for the first time in January 2020, for a meme I no longer take part in. Back then I heard the word ‘jejune’ and ‘lambent’ for the first time, and I was intrigued to use words not commonly used anymore.

I wanted to share this story again.

These are the words I was challenged to use.

  • ebullient – cheerful, full of energy
  • galvanize – to shock or excite into action
  • genesis – the origin, or original form of something
  • indurate – to harden
  • jejune – naive, simplistic and superficial
  • lambent – glowing, gleaming, or flickering with a soft radiance
  • lave – to wash
  • limpid – free of anything that darkens, completely clear
  • repose – a state of calm relaxation or contemplation

Silhouetted image of a woman in an old fashioned bath to go with the story 'Jejune Genesis'.

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 pinching-pain consumed her being. Limbs spread, she invited his hand to move between; fingers to enter. Her lambent, limpid face didn’t betray the spasm of her intense orgasm, returning her to the jejune genesis of her once unmarried status.

In blissful repose, her gaze returned to the children.

Writing a story of exactly 100 words is quite a challenge. It’s a great exercise, as it forces you to look critically at what you have written, and dares you to keep to the essence of your story. Please feel free to join in, and if you do, you’re welcome to use the badge below, and link back to my page.

© Rebel’s Notes
Image by from Pixabay

11 thoughts on “Jejune Genesis

    1. If I remember correctly, it went on a hiatus quite quickly too… glad I could re-post this story 🙂 xox

  1. For me, 100 word flash fiction to a prompt is my favorite form of writing. I enjoyed your piece, well done fitting in the words.

  2. Amazing! 100 words is barely anything at all, but you made it say so much! And none of the sex appeal was lost at all 🙂

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