I'm sure this has been done before here, but I'm here to start it up again. It's not a competition - just something fun that I thought of on my lousy 15 minute break. The only rule is that you have 15 minutes to do it. Fiction or nonfiction, it doesn't matter. It's a good exercise and a way for others to either compliment or ruthlessly mock what you've written - and it won't matter because it only took a few minutes of your precious time! I'll post mine first.
250 (+ or - 100) words in fifteen minutes challenge
Posted 22 January 2019 - 01:44 PM
One day this fucking bastard is going to get me thrown in prison, I think. I flag him off as he walks in front of me in the hallway, but retract my hand in a panic as he rounds the corner. What if he can see me giving him the bird from his peripheral vision? What a dickhead.
I’d like to say that I’m brave. That if he were to get me heated enough, I’d punch him in his already-glass jaw and send him crying like a baby all the way to the hospital. I’m a grade-A pussy, though. Never been in a fight in my life, and quite frankly, scared of the prospect of it. My parents are vehemently Christian, which means I was heavily sheltered for the majority of my growing-up years. I was an indoor pet, withheld from the scrappy alley cats and ruthless stray dogs.
Walking down the stairs and out of the building, I see a policeman sitting in his squad car, the green hue from his laptop making his face look like he’s become sick. In my overactive imagination, I pretend that he’s here to pick me up. I imagine that I’ve kicked Rojo’s sorry ass and – after my first-ever fight – I’m heading to prison for the rest of my life. Apparently, the last kick to his face did him in. The county morgue has already been dispatched.
I’m snapped from my fantasy as Rojo rushes past me, bumping my shoulder in the process. I see scarlet. The red soon turns pink and then white and pure. Jesus has kept me from killing a man, yet again. Thank you. As the door closes in front of me, I see him in the parking lot flirting with Angel. My God, she’s beautiful. And like salt on the wound, he’s standing ten feet from the cop who’s supposed to be arresting me for murdering him. My thoughts, consumed with hate, cause tears to well up and burn my eyes. I really am a huge puss.
Posted 22 January 2019 - 04:06 PM
"What's your deal now?" Ted calmly asks George.
"How am I gonna meet up with Trisha- looking like this," George points to the coffee stain on his blue and white diagonally striped tie.
Ted takes a deep breath, aware of how concerned George is of making a positive first impression- because he has a giant crush on her.
"George, look, you meet up with Trisha at Wally's Garden, eat lunch with her, and act normal. Make a joke about the coffee stain on your tie, it kind of looks like Texas," Ted says casually.
"Ted, do you have any idea- this woman is smoking hot- she'll think I'm a scrub," George says, lifting his hand up from the office table leaving a wet hand print.
"Look at my white tie, notice it has several pink panthers on it- be as smooth as the panther, George," Ted encourages George.
Ted sees the big boss man about to make a right onto their cubicle aisle.
"Quick, get back to work. We don't want Ugene encroaching on us!" Ted says.
In unison, Ted and George spin around in their black leather roller chairs and glide up to their computer desks. Ted and George met the first day Ted joined the Roleaz Marketing Firm, Ted and George hit it off during lunch and have been friends ever since.
Ted minimizes the Pop Electronica music video "Fashion Conquers All" he's been watching and opens up a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
Ugene creeps past their cubicles, glancing in the cubicles.
Posted 23 January 2019 - 07:12 AM
That was great! Love the humor - especially these:
"Make a joke about the coffee stain on your tie, it kind of looks like Texas"
"Ted minimizes the Pop Electronica music video "Fashion Conquers All" he's been watching and opens up a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet." (Can't tell you how many times I've done this).
That was a fun way to start my morning, thanks!
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