Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Story Competition: Matching Velvet

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She sat in the cafe feeling very self conscious as she wrote the last few words of a sentence she had been struggling with. That will do, she thought to herself. She looked the part but did not feel it. Her coffee had become cold. She did not know why she had ordered it. All she felt like doing was lying down and placing a pillow over her head. Deciding to leave she secured her hat and uncrossed her legs, her suede pumps brushing against one another. Her left hand caressed the lush velvet of her skirt. She stood up and, walking into the crisp Autumn air, she saw his eyes. He was alone. He looked a little scruffy yet appealingly handsome. She pictured him in a vest matching her skirt. Silly thought, she cursed herself, but, cute all the same. She slowly walked over to him, fearing he would turn away, her heart beating in her ears. His eyes pierced hers. She paused. Could she? Would she? If the most outrageous thing she had ever done was team a leather jacket with leopard print then this would be worth it. Yes, she would do it. She picked up that handsome puppy and took him home with her!

Have you written a story about a particularly interesting picture you've seen?


Casey Freeland said...

See, you were talking about the velvet of her skirt, and then you went and threw a canine in there. Unfair.



see you there! said...

Great short story. I'm not a writer but I do read a lot and enjoy a good tale. Yours got a smile out of me this morning.


The Writing Instinct said...

Casey: Sorry to dissapoint you ;)

Darla: Glad to put a smile on your face!

Houda said...

LOOOL totally unfair! My heart was beating fast, imagining all sorts of things!!! A puppy? :p

LOve it!

septembermom said...

I like how you developed this character in such a short story. Well done!!

Suko said...

I should have guessed. The clue was the word 'scruffy'. Clever story! :)

The Writing Instinct said...

Houda: Puppies are cute!

septembermom: Thank you so much. I like this character too!

Suko: great pick-up on the 'scruffy'!


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