Friday, May 25, 2012

Fiction Friday Vol. 1

I stood in the corner next to the lotto machines and packs of gum, my arms bending in an awkward position, elbows out and pointed.  The man at the register looked away, trying to give me some privacy.  His skin was the same color as my raincoat and even the very last button on his shirt was buttoned so that his Adam’s apple bulged right above his collar.  It looked uncomfortable and I wondered if his feet hurt.  I managed not to prick my finger with the safety pin before finally fastening the strap of my sundress closed, once and for all (I hoped).

“There,” I said, to the clerk who was still trying to ignore me.  “Thanks.”

I smoothed down my dress with my hands, dropped the package safety pins I had just purchased into the inside pocket of my purse.

And that's all I got before I had to go blow dry my hair and get ready for work!  If you feel inspired to do your own Fiction Friday with the prompt: Write about an item in your purse.  Have the scene start in a drugstore. Please link up in the comments, I'd love to read it!


  1. Okay, I can't believe I've done it, but I followed the prompt and actually wrote something and posted it onto my blog. I think you can link to it by just clicking on my name. You and Blair were so kind with your comments the other day that I decided to be brave and do this. I hope it's not totally awful...

    1. Yay! I am so excited. I just read your story and loved it! I'm adding the link here for any other commenters- go read it!

    2. Thank you, Sarah. I really enjoyed your piece, too. This is kind of fun :)

  2. Ooh I'm definitely going to take part in this one time! :) What a great idea.