…for old times’ sake…

100 WCGU, March 26, 2012

“‘…what was the rabbit late for,’ wondered Alice;

she was comin’ down the way,

tryin’ hard not to stray…”

the radio crooned on as he gazed out the window, bright spring tulips brilliant through the foggy light. He’d been up awhile, waiting the sun’s glimmer through the dense mist, wondering if today would be all he hoped.

They were meeting for lunch.

Years of life separated them: marriages, children, deaths, and now, a dinner date “just lunch, for old times’ sake,” he’d suggested, his voice smiling.

Would the chemistry be there?

Would there be flat discussion about parted time? Passionate sharing of youthful memories? would they finally, finally…

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20 Responses to …for old times’ sake…

  1. Clever use of the prompt, a song that adds so much potential to your story. I wonder what will happen . . .

  2. Nice use of theprompt with lots of potential for continuing…

  3. IsobelandCat says:

    Oh will they? Next chapter next week?

  4. irenelefort says:

    I love the way, you totally changed the approach to the prompt by including it in a song. Keeping my fingers crossed that he doesn’t get disappointed with the date. 🙂
    Here is the link to my piece:
    http://366degree.wordpress.com/2012/03/28/an-invitation-to-tea/
    Cheer!

  5. Judee says:

    Creative thinking, I like that you separated the prompt from the tale by putting it into a song. Also, you capture the incertainty of the character as he waits to deiscover if the past is lost or found.

  6. I like the way the song adds another dimension to your story, even tho it’s incidental.
    A nice, different take on the prompt.

  7. The song adds a totally different dimension to your story, even though it’s incidental. It works really well. A nice, different take on the prompt.
    Tried to leave this comment by the normal channels – failed! (With ref to the note on Jiulia’s blog, and the reply on mine!)

    Writing from the Edge
    http://lorely-writingfromtheedge.blogspot.com/2012/03/while-hanging-in-charges-shirts-on-line.html

    • lorrainefort says:

      Sorry I haven’t replied sooner, I didn’t find all the buttons (or all that I have discovered!) until now.
      I appreciate your comments, they help me to think through what I wrote but truly, it just comes out! 🙂

  8. I recently experienced this identical situation and reading it made my heart stop. Who knew about what happened? Very ON the button.

  9. Love this! I have been this person in the past, meeting up with people I hadn’t seen for a while, spending the weekend together reminiscing and looking at photos.

    (and …. we might have…… 😉 )

  10. jfb57 says:

    What a great take on the prompt! you have used it to tell such an emotional story. Many thanks for joining in with this challenge. I look forward to what you do with someone else’s words next time!

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