Remorse – writin prompt


Written by Teresa Smeigh
Copyright September 2015

He looked at her body splayed on the floor,
She looked like she couldn’t take any more.

She barely moved, her cries were weak,
He never realized that she was so meek.

He didn’t mean to hit her so hard she’d fall,
He tried to think to whom he should call.

He needed help and ideas too,
What should his mind decide to do.

His best friend would help him no questions asked,
Do whatever he was told, do what he was tasked.

As he was thinking, what about good lies,
The poor girl stopped breathing and dies.

He felt no bad feelings, no remorse,
The girl deserved it of course.


Two words are offered each week for consideration. Each word has a similar definition, but one is more expressive. You can pick either word, or both, to use in your story.

The Prompts

 “Penitence and/or Remorse:

[noun] the action of feeling or showing sorrow and regret for having done wrong.

About Tessa

Tessa Dean at 60 plus is still writing but slowing down because of her disabilities affecting both physical and mental abilities. She has bipolar disorder (mental), Fibromyalgia (nerves), degenerative disc disease (spine), and arthritis (joints). She has published about 12 articles on Bipolar Disorder on She is also working on 3 fiction books (mysteries/thrillers). The books will probably never be finished, but who knows what the future holds. She keeps her blogs filled with useful content, stories and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. She has also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. She is from Southern, NJ. Her family, writing and blog keep her busy. You can also follow the progress of her memoirs on the blog. She is adding chapters a little at a time.
This entry was posted in Fiction, Flash Fiction, Writing Prompts and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Remorse – writin prompt

  1. Tara R. says:

    Sound like his only regret would be getting caught. Good job on the prompt.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.