OLWG #168- Fare and Feed

This week’s prompts are at the bottom. The words below are written for practice. Practice makes perfect.

Here’s how to play along, if you are unsure.

Dinner at the Fare and Feed

Linda excuses herself after the appetizer, before the entree

                Leaves her phone next to her glass

I watch her walk to the back – towards the “Ladies Room”

and turn down the dark corridor where toilets lurk and a payphone used to hang

Maybe a minute passes – Maybe two or three

The table vibrates, not really the table, but the phone

It causes the table to vibrate before erupting into song

Linda apparently has “Disco Duck” set as her ring tone

and it’s loud – Heads turn towards me

Strangers eyes, like daggers, pierce to the fabric of my being

I pounce on the phone and swipe to answer

“Hello?” I whisper to avoid further disturbance for my fellow diners

“Linda? It’s Chip. Are you still with him? Is this going to work?”

I terminate the call.

and put her phone back where it was

Glance to the back of the restaurant just as Linda emerges from the corridor

Oh shit! Did she see me?

Do I say anything?

I stand as she nears the table and fiddle with the back of her chair as she regains her seat

Her smile is radiant

Her eyes sparkle

“Really?” I say and watch her brow crinkle.

“Disco Duck?” I ask.

The light in her eyes dims.

“Chip called,” I say. “He wants to know if it’s going to work.”

This week’s prompts:

  1. running late
  2. a fat man in a Speedo
  3. an old orange cat

5 thoughts on “OLWG #168- Fare and Feed

  1. I’ve been busy making ‘No Repeat Soup’…I do follow a general guide line, but my soups never come out the same twice. Other house chores and some yard work. Sunday is just another day in the week when you are retired. (10)

    I did a solo renga with all three prompts here: got eyewash?

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