Today I am linked up with Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus
As some of you might have read in my profile, I used to write, years and years ago. You probably know the type- editor of my high school paper, editor of the college paper, submitted works for the literary magazine and yearbook, worked for college credit and then was hired by the weekly small town paper writing features and editing the business page. I had thoughts of going into journalism but one thing led to another and I took a different direction.
My blog, especially the early writings, was supposed to be an opportunity to dabble creatively again, since I'm horribly out of practice, but I decided instead to learn some of the skills that we've seemed to have lost over the last fifty years or so. I don't think it will be long before we will need them again. This will continue to be the main theme of the blog but I may post in the challenge now and again so you will see some posts that are out of the ordinary.
Jenny has a weekly writing challenge, it might be lyrics like last week or dialogue like this week, but they always have a twist. A theme, a word count,etc.
Here it is guys - This week's rules:
WORD COUNT - 150 WORDS PLUS THE SIX WORDS OF THE PROMPT.
Total word count not to exceed 156 words.
STYLE OF WRITING - DIALOGUE ONLY
NO PICTURES - PAINT THE STORY WITH YOUR WORDS
THE PROMPT THIS WEEK IS: "Are you seriously ordering another martini?"
“Geez, I’m so tired of these wannabe lounge singers. The guy’s gotta be working for tips.” “Hey darling, bring me another, olives this time.”
“Are you seriously ordering another martini?”
“Sure, why not? Five, six, what’s the difference?”
“Good, I need another myself. Hey, gotta light?”
“Nope, don’t smoke. Those things’ll kill you. Here, use the candle, might as well be good for something, it sure doesn’t light the place up much.”
“Thanks. Crap, the candle went out. Where’s that waitress?”
“She probably can’t see us. The smoke’s bad enough and here you go and snuff out the candle.”
“Yeah, I guess.”
“So, what is it with you?” “Why are you wasting your time in this place? You’re a pretty girl, you can do better.”
“I don’t know. Sometimes, I guess, it’s . . . just the way things are.”
“Well, honey, that works for me.”
“Well, glad it works for someone. Oh, here’s the waitress.”