This week’s prompts are at the bottom.
Practice makes perfect. Let me know what you think.
Mavis leaned closer and studied her reflection in the mirror. She was drunk and her makeup was a mess, but the dress looked good. Her wedding dress lay on the bed behind her and she could see it in the mirror. She turned her head and looked at the wind up alarm clock on the dresser it was 7:00 AM. Still three hours till her wedding.
She had partied last night with her bridesmaids and her maid of honour. What had been planned as a dinner at La Paloma had turned into dinner at La Paloma, a few drinks at Sinvergüenzas on ‘D’ Street, and finally visiting the after hour joints down by the train station. It was almost 6:00 when she had stumbled home held up between Eileen and some shirtless man who looked familiar but whose name she didn’t know.
Now Eileen was in the bathroom, vomiting from the sounds of it, and the shirtless man was sleeping in the middle of her front lawn.
She needed coffee and a shower, the wedding was at 10:00.
She picked up her phone and dialed her mother, “Momma, bring coffee. Bring lots of coffee. Hurry.”
She put down the phone and went into the bathroom. Gagging she pulled her maid of honour into the shower and turned on the cold water. Eileen screamed and tried to bolt. Mavis held her in the water and then climbed in with her, slowly peeling off her clothes.
Just as Mavis was beginning to feel a little bit better her Momma opened the bathroom door. “¡Híjole, qué tarde!” Momma exclaimed, “What’s going on here?”
“We had a little too much to drink last night Momma, we need coffee and help getting dressed.”
“Hijita, you are getting married this morning.”
“I know Momma, I know. I’m about to become Mavis Davis,” she pressed her index fingers to her temples as her mother began to laugh. “Derik is a good man Mavis. He’s a good man with a promising future. Don’t screw this up.”
“I’ll be OK, Momma. Take care of Eileen, please.” She grabbed a towel and moved back to the bedroom to look at her dress and clean the old makeup off her face.
This week’s prompts are:
- can we trust them?
- Maddie was a nice girl
- just another one
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!