Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hump Day Improvisation

Deb, my friend and also my critique partner, and I decided we needed a girlfriend night out last night. We planned this for two weeks and something always got in the way. So finally we managed to go to a movie last night. We wanted to see ‘Hereafter,’ but rush hour traffic delayed Deb’s arrival at my house so we went to a theatre that was closer and they weren’t showing ‘Hereafter.’ We went to ‘Due Date.’

While Deb laughed I found myself trying to appreciate the antics of the insane character, sorry, I don’t remember the guys name. The character was Ethan. This is not my cup of tea, nor is it coffee with liquor in it. Or any other drink you can imagine.

So in honor of going to a stupid movie and having to change your plans continuously I give you the Hump Day Challenge. Write a character in one, two or more sentences that is faced with a change of plans. You can make it silly or serious. I give you creative license. I will post my sentences around 6 p.m. Pacific time.


Jeffrey Beesler said...

Kristin stood in front of her family and friends, her dress snowy-hued and wrinkle-free, the man of her dreams, Tom, standing next to her, the words of the minister filling the chamber hall.

Then Tom breathed the unimaginable to her: "I can't marry you, Kristin. I'm in love with another."

N. R. Williams said...

Oh, heartbreak. Nice sentences Jeffrey.

Dominic de Mattos said...

"A spinning wheel?" said the princess, "I've never seen one of those before!"
She reached out an experimental hand.

Sometimes the old ones are the best! (I couldn't think of a bigger change of plans!)

N. R. Williams said...

Nice Dominic.

Summer Ross said...

I sat here looking at the blank comment screen
suddenly words appeared.

sorry that's all I got. Its too early in the AM

N. R. Williams said...

You can always come back later Summer. LOL

Jeffrey Beesler said...

Thanks, Nancy! I always like your prompts. They always get me writing first thing in the morning every Wednesday!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sorry, can't think of anything right now, but going from Hereafter to Due Date is quite a switch! You should've seen Unstoppable instead.

N. R. Williams said...

You're welcome Jeffrey.

I don't think they had Unstoppable alex. Anyway, my friend liked it.

Thank you both for dropping in.

Holly Ruggiero said...

I pulled out my computer preparing to send my essay to my computer when the power went out all over the neighborhood.

Clarissa Draper said...

Why did he wait so long? Mr. Smith thought as he hung his head in shame and he placed the bouquet on the gravestone. The cruise would have started tomorrow - a way to celebrate his fiftieth wedding anniversary, some thing she'd wanted to do for years - but cancer took her so fast.

N. R. Williams said...

Funny and so true Holly.

Sad Clarissa.

Both worthy sentences. Thanks for your participation.