Friday, June 8, 2012

Fiction Friday Vol. 3

Write a scene with meat in it.  And I mean actual meat.  Like a dead animal that people eat.  You have seven minutes.

"Do you know that all I could really eat was meat while I was away?" Livy said.  She was reaching for the salad spinner on the top shelf of the pantry and I noticed how she used the word "away" instead of"rehab" and I pictured a small house on top of a hill somewhere.  That was "away."  My fingernails were getting dirt underneath them from the lettuce I was cleaning.

"Only ate meat?" I asked.

"Yeah, it was horrendous, but the rubbery chicken breasts were much more tolerable than the wilted salads and vegetables with the shit steamed out of them.  I would dream about romaine lettuce, I swear to god."

"Well, you're in luck tonight," I said, handing her the washed romaine for the salad spinner and taking out the grater for the carrots.

"I know, maybe I should become a vegetarian," she said.

"Maybe," I said.  I was thinking about how Livy was already restricting herself by no longer drinking alcohol, and thought that only eating vegetables was probably a  bad idea.  But I didn't say that.  That was something Mom would have said and I was just excited about the fact that Livy had an appetite.


  1. Seven minutes, Sarah? Ugh. Here's my post link I really wanted to add a critique of my own work at the end of the post, but I refrained. After seven minutes, it is what it is. It's hard putting stuff out there for all to see! I really appreciate the opportunity to do it, though. Thanks.

    Your scene is from the novel you're writing, right? I hope I get to read it someday.

    Next Friday I'm going to challenge myself to put some dialogue in my post.

    Have a great weekend! I hope your husband is feeling better.

    1. Thanks Heather! Yes, Alex is home and recovering nicely and that is a scene that could be from my novel. Thanks for asking!