Writing prompt from RDP: Exquisite

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Today, I’m responding to RDP’s Wednesday writing prompt and keeping with Boy with a Hat’s challenge of a 50-word story. I’m learning that a lot of story can come out of dialog.

Does it hurt when I press here?”  Dr. Kretche’s fingers punched under Esme’s ribcage.

“Exquistedly,” gasped Esme.

“Dr. Kretche furrowed her brow.  “On a scale of one to ten…”

“Exquisite.” Frustration brewed.  “Beyond the pale, you.”

“How about here?”


Things you wish they covered in med-school, thought Dr. Kretche.

I thought of exquisite as “intensely felt (the most exquisite agony.)” I’d love to find out what you think. Please visit Ragtag Community for more takes on exquisite. More than one writer thought of trees in all their autumn glory.