My entry into the We-Write! My Start and Your End! freewrite contest.
Lydia touched the soft pedals that belonged to roses perched by her grandma's front door.
"Smooth as silk." Her grandma always said. "But be careful of the thorns, they prick."
It was true she realized, about more things than just roses.
Take this afternoon for instance. She had gone into work just like any other day. Her coffee still warm in her hand as she sat down at her desk.
But as she looked up to her computer, there stuck to the screen was a post-it note that read...
Lydia - Bathroom - 5 minutes
It was Sally's handwriting. She probably wanted to talk about the guy she was with last night.
Lydia entered the bathroom. Not a sound was heard. "Hello?"
"Over here. In the stall. shh."
Lydia walks over to the stall door and opens it. Sally waves with her hand to enter and shut the door. "I was with that prick last night. He came across as being so sweet. His mother came with us to eat."
"Very strange. I should have walked away just then. I didn't. Stupid. He ordered a bottle of wine. I must have had two-thirds of the bottle."
"I thought you quit drinking."
"Never mind that for the moment. His mother broke into our conversation, asking if I wore silk panties or not. She explained she wanted to know because of her son having an allergic reaction to many different materials."
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My Completed Freewriting prompts:
|Ongoing Stories||Numbered in Order of Story's Progression|
|Detective Story||#1 Trolley #2 Flea #3 Awakening|
|Suspense/Horror||#1 Late #2 Banana #3 Paper #4 Tree #5 5 #6 Home Alone #7 Doctor’s Office|
|The Stall||#1 Medium #2 The Stall #3 The Stall #4 Mice #5 Detective #6 Homeless #7 Eyebrows #8 40 Percent Off #9 One Year #10 The Stall|
|Church||#1 Church #2 Ornate #3 Chips #4 State|
|Butterfly||1. Old Maid 2. Pitiful 3. Headache 4. coffee 5. Three Grapes 6. Helicopter 7.Helpless 8. Overslept 9. Smooth as Silk|
|#52 Caterpillar||#85 Wildflower|
|The Crooked Umbrella||The Picture||The Chair That I’m Strapped To||A Common Ending|
|Withdrawal||Richard’s Surprise||The Trap||Canyon Making You Crazy?|
|The Hawk||Emerge from the Depths||Marjorie's Alcohol Problem||The Run Around|
|We-writes (collaborations with community members)|
|Monster||Eagle Scout 1st Entry: 2nd Entry: 3rd Entry|