This week’s prompts are at the bottom. Practice makes perfect. Let me know what you think. Oh, and look at that – it’s number 100!
They had been arguing when she spat her words onto the table where they lay beside the sugar bowl. She stood, then; and spun on her heel to walk from the kitchen down the hallway. He looked down and saw what she had said. Two words glared up from the tablecloth, ‘I’m’ and ‘leaving’.
He panicked as she returned from the back of the house with her raincoat and purse. Her car keys were jangling from a finger as she headed for the garage door.
He stood and then sank back down into his chair, she paused, “Olivia, honey – please don’t go,” he softly pleaded. “I can change. I can… you’re everything to me. She didn’t mean anything. It was nothing. I’ll break it off with her. I promise, just don’t leave me.”
Olivia narrowed her eyes and glared at him and then stepping back into the kitchen strode across the wooden floor. She swerved around him and headed to the other side of the table where she knelt down and rummaged beneath the sideboard for a moment. Finally, she stood and tossed three more words amongst the breakfast dishes with her original two.
She added ‘work,’ ‘for,’ and ‘now’
“We’ve got a lot to talk about when I get home tonight, Aaron.” She straightened up, crossed the room and stepped into the garage without another word.
She slammed the door.
The gravity of what had happened sunk in as he heard the opener lift the heavy door. He listened to her heels cross the concrete floor. His head fell into his hands as she closed the door of her Prius and backed down the drive. When the garage slipped closed again he studied her words lying on the table, reaching out he moved them around, “I’m leaving for work now.” Those last three must have slid across the table to the floor and under the credenza. Damnit, why hadn’t he seen them earlier?
How was he going to be able to talk his way out of this?
This week’s prompts are:
- I won’t let them
- the sound died
- the crack of noon
Go ahead and dive in, set your imagination free!
Ready, Set, Go – you have 25 minutes, but if that is not possible, take as long as you need and, have fun!