"tart" a five minute freewrite

in freewritehouse •  6 months ago  (edited)


This is the freewrite challenge. I am using @mariannewest’s #freewrite prompt to write this piece (https://steemit.com/freewrite/@mariannewest/day-585-5-minute-freewrite-tuesday-prompt-tart)

Today’s prompt is:


This is part three of a new freewrite series.

You can find parts one, two here, if you are interested

Kelly sipped her coffee and watched as Birds Nest Guy approached the counter. He was too old to be her contact. And - despite his strange hair - too straight. He looked as though he could be Government. She let her eyes flick over to the door, waiting for her guy.

"I'll have the blueberry and white chocolate tart," she heard Birds Nest Guy say.

"I'm sorry sir, we don't have that. We have a lemon meringue."

Kelly stared at Birds Nest Guy as he stood at the counter. She held her breath.

"I was told you stocked it," he said. "Never mind. I'll have an Earl Gray Tea and a slice of that delicious chocolate brownie."

Kelly swallowed. Birds Nest Guy was her guy! He had spoken the phrase verbatim. She looked away and waited for him to approach her as she had been instructed to.

"Do you mind if I sit here?" Kelly's heart thumped as she looked up. Birds Nest Guy was old. Maybe in his forties. Older than her dad was - if he was still alive. She forced a smile and nodded.


As usual, I started with the freewrite prompt and used themostdangerouswritingapp.com to write the first five minutes (and then popped it into google docs to check for errors and tidy it up a bit):


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Birds Nest Guy was old. Maybe in his forties. My favorite line.

Birds Nest Guy was old. Maybe in his forties.
Someday she will be pushing sixty, wishing to be only 40 again. If she's lucky enough to see sixty.

I know! Age is relative! I'm turning 50 at the end of the year, I get called young man by people in their 70's.

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