The tea was getting cold. How much longer did he expect her to wait? He blew the dust off the clock he'd gotten from his time in Turkey. The dust swirled around like a small tornado.
He knew what he was doing - stalling for more time because he was afraid to face his fear. Every bone in his body wanted him to run out the back door of the shop.
He takes a look at her from behind the one-way seeing glass. She turns a page of her book. Her eyes squint then widen, then open in a surprised shock.
Must be a good book he thought to himself. He looked at himself in one the bottom of the stainless steel pot. You're going to give her the message. It has been order of you. Death with come if you don't deliver the message.
With this thought in mind, he picked up the tea pot along with the cup and headed out the double door to greet her.
"But it's only something I am saying, you see. I have to go somewhere else." He shifts back and forth from the tip of his toes to the back of his heals.
"You've got to stay with me," she tosses the letter down on the table. "I'll be lost without you."
"Drink your tea." A bead of sweat drips down his face. He watches as she takes a big gulp. He has to get out of her before the boss arrives.
He stands thinking of his escape plan now that she has the sleeping toxin in her. I'm going to the bathroom... no, no, no... I'm going to answer a phone call in the back room. The phone rings; saves him from making up an excuse to leave her.
He enters back through the double doors and picks up the corded phone off the receiver.
"Is it done?"
"Good. Head out the back door and come back tomorrow for another mission."
"The mystery is starting in 10 minutes," said the man from behind the ticket booth.
"I'll take a ticket for one," he said.
"You'll be glad you did." Their was an eerie look in his eye, and his smile was as crooked as the Mona Lisa's.
He enters the doors leading into the seating area of the theatre and chooses a seat in the middle row facing the middle of the screen. The commercials on the screen erase his mind of any wrong doing. He is home free. He'll have money in the bank. He'll be able to pay for his mother's operation. Sacrifices needed to be made. He was going to be poor forever.
The lights went dim. The only thing that can be heard is him crunching popcorn and the flicker of the movie projector.
On the screen flashes the woman who he served tea too.
One last actress in the world won't hurt anyone.
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twenty-four hour short story - You gotta be quick to get this one posted in time. He posts the contest on Sunday (usually) and ends it about 48 hours later. This contest has a 2000 word limit.
Finish the Story Contest - The contest begins on Wednesday (usually) and end 5 days later. This contest will test your write skills with something a little different each week. Pletty of time to write something around the 500 word mark.
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Haiku - These are coming out every couple days or so. If you stuggle with rhymes, no worries. Haikus don't have to rhyme. All you need to make a haiku is five syllable on the first, seven syllables in the second line, and again back to five syllable for the last line. So easy it makes me think I'm being super product. LOL
Mizu No Oto - Every Image Has Its Haiku Contest - By reading the title, you should be able to guess how this haiku contest works. You're given an image and you write. I've really enjoy this contest because there are people here who've actually gone to classes to learn how to write haiku's; so if you want, you also can learn how to write quality haikus from reading the comments and critiques they and others give.
50-word Challenge - This is an interesting challenge and very challenging to say the least. You only get fifty words to tell a story or a vignettes. Here is a great post that will explain the difference between the two concepts. Good luck, Brave Story Writer!
Vocab-Ability 1x1 - What happens is you are given a list of roots and the words they can be found in. You create sentence using those words and post in the comment section of the post. Your upvote for your creative work will come soon. One of the best way to increase your vocabulary is by doing these 10-15 minute exercises almost daily. What craziness will you create?
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|
|Dragon Breath||1. Dragon Breath 2. Death on the Table 3. Washcloths|
|The Attic||1. The Attic 2. The Four Corners 3. Small Package|
|Damaged Goods||1. Well-being 2. Orange Blossom 3. Freedom of Personal Power|
|#52 Caterpillar||#85 Wildflower||Hardboiled Minds||Grief||Eat This Apple|
|Towels||See You on the Other Side||Tears||Light||Mask|
|We-writes (collaborations with community members)|
|Monster||Eagle Scout 1st Entry: 2nd Entry: 3rd Entry||Smooth as Silk||Torment of the Light Bulb|
|Pull the Plug||Death on the Table||The Farm House||Well-being|
|Idiot 1; 2; 3|