This week’s prompts are at the bottom. Practice makes perfect. Let me know what you think.
Abilene hurried to answer the door when the bell rang. As she expected it was Nora so she let her in. Nora was dressed perfectly, wearing a white cotton blouse with a scoop neck and puffy short sleeves atop straight legged, high waisted blue jeans.
They slowed to wish Abi’s mom good night and took their leave after telling her that they would be studying at Julia’s house and would spend the night there. It was OK with Julia’s parents.
“I’ll be home before noon, Mom” Abilene assured her mother.
“OK, keep your cell phone on,” Mom called as they hurried out the door.
Nora drove as Abi dug through her backpack and pulled out a tight red leather miniskirt and a long-sleeved black crop top. She changed in the car; packed her jeans and tee in the pack along with her bra.
Julia was waiting on the porch when Nora pulled the car up in front of her house. She opened the door and yelled her goodbyes into the house before hurrying down the stairs and jumping into the backseat of Nora’s car.
“You look great, Abi,” she said as she wiggled out of her jeans revealing the Daisy Dukes that she already had on underneath them. She pulled off her sweatshirt and revealed a form-fitting blue tank top that left very little to the imagination.
“You too,” Abilene said.
Nora pulled into the Texaco to gas up her car and ran into the women’s room while Mr Lightner filled the tank; all while Julia and Abilene fussed with their makeup. When Nora came back out she looked spectacular. She was wearing embroidered Capri’s and a tight open back shirt. She handed Mr Lightner a ten dollar bill and climbed back into the driver’s seat.
Lightner leaned down to Nora’s window and tipped his hat. “Evenin’ Nora, Abeline, Julia,” he began, “You girls are all gussied up tonight. What’s goin’ on? Is there a dance at the high school?”
“No sir, Mr Lightner,” Julia answered. “We’re driving to Shelbyville. We’re going dancing at the new nightclub there, The Viper Room. Please don’t tell our parents.” Nora and Abi were nodding their heads in agreement as Julia explained their plans to Mr Lightner.
“No, I won’t say anything to your folks,” he said, “but have you considered that they might not let you girls in? They serve drinks there and Y’all are only high school students. What if they ask you for ID?”
“We thought about that and we’ve got fake ID’s Mr Lightner,” Nora explained. “We ordered them from an ad in the back of one of my dad’s magazines. The ad said that they were guaranteed to work so we’re not worried. We’ve been planning this for a while now.”
“Well, it sure sounds like you’ve covered all the bases then. You girls be careful tonight and have fun. Nora, don’t you drink and drive now.”
“No, sir, I won’t,” Nora replied as she started the car. The girls pulled out of the Texaco and onto the highway, heading east towards Shelbyville.
At the Viper Room, they stood in line for over an hour just to get to the door. The big man sitting on the stool by the door took one look at them and then looked at their fake IDs. He looked at the girls again.
“I can’t let you ladies in here,” he said. “Y’all don’t look old enough to be here and these fake IDs aren’t very well made. I hope you didn’t spend too much for them.” He handed the counterfeit driving licenses back to them and smiled politely.
Dejected, the three friends turned back and wove their way through the car park back to Nora’s car.
“Now what are we gonna do?” Abilene asked, “I told my Mom we were sleeping at your house, Jule.”
“Yeah, me too,” Nora echoed.
“I told my mom I was sleeping at Nora’s,” Julia chimed in, “but we can go sleep at my house. We can have a slumber party and stay up all night. I’ll just tell my mom that your stupid brother came home sick so we moved the party.”
They stopped at the Texaco again on the way back to change out of their clubbing clothes and take off their makeup. Mr Lightner saw the girls but let them be. He just waved as they walked back to the car together and left. They turned west on the highway heading towards Julia’s house.
Lightner chuckled to himself and watched their taillights recede into the darkness. He lit another Chesterfield and coughed out the smoke.
This week’s prompts are:
- everything, except the last thing
- it’s tragic
- rows and rows
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!