I got tagged by Tess over at How the Cookie Crumbles. She’s a regular participant in Julia’s One-Hundred Word Challenge for Adults. I’m not. I could never keep to the schedule, but Tess’s submittals are amazing.
So one week, I commented on her pithy submission. The next week, Tess formed her weekly challenge around my comment–and the race was on. I had to respond. Right? As my efriend Peter says over at Counting Ducks:
Yellow is the heart of green.
Understand? (You thought I wasn’t paying attention, didn’t you, Peter?)
Here’s my response to Tess (you’ll have to read the prior piece to understand my answer):
She hung up, confused.
“What’s wrong?” Harry sipped his umbrella drink. Truth, he had shoes older than Collette. And better made. Still, a man had to try or he was dead.
“Oh, nothing… I guess…” Her frown said otherwise.
Harry bit his tongue, hoping to escape.
“Did I mention these folks love a drink? They’re coming over—said a bar’s a better meeting place than the school. I should have remembered that.”
That ticked Harry off. “Why’d you tell them you were here?”
But he knew why. He suggested it. He sighed. Life was indeed the greatest show on Earth.
If you’re in my Chapman Writer’s Group–you know who I’m talking about!
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