The Stall: Day 44: Weekend Freewrite

in weekendfreewrite •  11 months ago

The Stall
Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4; Part 5; Part 6; Part 7; Part 8


"No one is above the law," he said. Then he winked at her like she should know. "I'm going to let you off with a warning. But, the next time I catch you, there will be a price to pay."

"Indeed! Thank you so much, officer," mom says as she is taking back her license. "This is the first and the last time that I'll be driving over the speed limit in a school zone. You are much too kind. How can I ever return the favor?'

"I left a way for you to reach me written down on the warning if anything comes to mind." Again, he winked.

Mom hands me the warning ticket. "Put this in my purse, honey." This is the perfect opportunity to get back what I had found. As she is finishing up with the officer, I am able to extract the goods I left in the pocket without her taking notice. I shoved the goods into my pocket as fast as I could.

Saying goodbye to the officer, she steps on the gas before he has a chance to get back into his car. "Two police agents in one day. This must be my lucky day."

"Can we go home now," I ask, "without getting any more numbers from strange men you meet for the first time?"

"I think we can make it home." Our house was only a few blocks away. "Before you get to your homework, I going to need you to go fix up the mess in the garage. You will not be putting it off any longer."

I didn't want to do this but I knew there is no way of getting out of it.

"Also, when we get home," she says turning onto our street, "I want you to hang the cage somewhere in the garage." We pulled into the driveway. I got out and went straight to my task.

The doors slid open soundlessly, revealing the complete and utter chaos that I had been sent to fix. I'd forgotten how many months have passed since the last time I was sent to fix up this place. However, it did give me time to figure out where to hide the goods. I'd be in here alone with the mice for some time before I would finish. Jeez! I've still got homework to do.

I hang the cage above the deep freezer. At the moment, it is the only place available to hang anything up. I have no clue what I'm going to do with these mice. What kind of experiments will my science teacher allow me to do?

I begin to think about where I can place the most important items that I have on me, the ring and the cash. I'm looking around, walking from place to place, seeing if the place would offer the hiding spot that I needed. As I passed the window, the neighbor's dog barked loudly. That thing barks every single time I passed this window without fail. Then, it hit me. Placing my stash next to the window will provide me with my very own alarm system. No one wants to be barked at, even if the dog is on the other side of a fence. People tend to watch what they are doing far more often when there is a guard dog on duty.



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My Completed Freewriting prompts:

  1. Dude
  2. Bittersweet
  3. Basket
  4. Housecoat
  5. Nail
  6. Faster Than Light
  7. Cane (Bonus: Red Wine)
  8. A Ridiculous Amount of Fun
  9. Mosquito
  10. Bamboo
  11. Hook
  12. Sweater
  13. The Entryway
  14. Trolley
  15. Flea
  16. Awakening
  17. Her Homemade Jams
  18. Party
  19. Important
  20. Parasol
  21. Back Pain
  22. Late
  23. Medium
  24. Mother
  25. Banana
  26. Paper
  27. Milk
  28. Tree
  29. Swing
  30. Bored Stiff
  31. 5
  32. Home Alone and Doctor’s Office
  33. Monkey’s Wedding
  34. Wire
  35. Appetite
  36. Travel
  37. A Kiss
  38. Mice
  39. Detective
  40. Homeless
  41. Eyebrows
  42. 40 Percent Off
  43. One Year
  44. Frosting a Cake

Weekend Free Write:

  1. The Picture
  2. The Crooked Umbrella
  3. The Chair That I’m Strapped To
  4. The Stall - Part 1
  5. The Stall - Part 2
  6. A Common Ending
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Here are some tips to keep a story coherent.
Create a document for the main characters you note down every attribute you give them.
The same with for location(s).
And create a timeline. Some people use sticky notes and keep track of the main events. Like the suggestive "ticket" the police officer gave her and so forth. That way, you know what happened when.
Hope that helps.

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I really like this one! Wondered if the goods in her pocket were some pot she took from him earlier...then asking myself if his mom would later call the cop back and the dog at the end was a great touch. Perfect alarm system!