This week’s prompts are at the bottom. The words below are written for practice. Practice makes perfect.
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:
- running late
- a fat man in a Speedo
- an old orange cat