This week I've decided to give the 100 Word Challenge a go. It's a creative writing exercise run on Julia's Place where you respond to a particular prompt-this week it's a picture of a tree with an orange spot on it-a sign that the tree was to be felled. It can be interpreted in whatever way you like, as long as the words 'ORANGE SPOT' are included. Of course, me being me, I'm already thinking I've done it all wrong, but here's my humble little offering anyway. Go easy on me, it's my very first time!
Just Another Date
She was impressed- Orange Spot had got great reviews since it opened AND it wasn't cheap. She liked that. At this point, she had endured so many rubbish dates in naff bars, that she'd considered cancelling her membership altogether...but she hadn't. Maybe it was because underneath the layers of cynicism and light-reflecting makeup, was a skim of hope. That this email, this one, would be different. Maybe. Then, all the warm Chardonnays and exit strategies would be worth it. But as her taxi pulled up, and her eyes lit upon the man waiting outside, they widened in shocked disbelief.