Continuing on from last weeks Snippet…Nancy has some sort of flash back and bugs out a little. Enjoy
Reluctantly Nancy stood in front of the mirror and started to apply the blood red lipstick slowly on her full lips. She started to get a blank stare in her eyes and then she seemed to lose focus of the task at hand. The motion of her hand left the lips and started to apply the lipstick to her chin, then an upward motion toward her cheek. Instead of an evenly applied coat of lipstick to her lips, Nancy had lipstick all over her face.
Tamara was applying lipstick to her own face at the time and wasn’t noticing what her friend was doing. Then she noticed. With a scream in her voice “What the fuck is wrong with you Nancy? Are you ok?”
Snapping out of her daze, Nancy realized what she had done; lipstick allover her face, at her own doing. “Oh my god, what did I do? Tamara, what did I do? Help me get this off quickly!”
“You really whacked out Nancy. What were you thinking of?”
This is some more of my WIP. Nancy and Tamara are good friends…meeting up on the first day of school. Well, see what happens. PS…grammar might be off :)
Finally Nancy reached the top and made a right. She walked down the quite empty hall till she reached the bathroom where she was to meet Tamara. It seemed very empty this morning for the first day. Was she early she thought as she looked at her watch? No, it was eight, thirty minutes till class started.
Tamara’s voice cried out, frightening Nancy a little. “Nancy, get in here now!” Nancy looked as Tamara popped her head around the bathroom corner.
Nancy replied back in a confused state, “What is wrong? Why so loud? Are you ok Tamara?” Nancy was thinking Tamara was acting kind of weird this morning. She rushed into the bathroom, which was empty except for them two.
In an excited voice, Tamara said “Look what I have Nancy!” She pulled out of her pocketbook a tube of lipstick.
Surprised at the excitement, Nancy replied, “Are you kidding me Tamara? I can’t believe all of this secrecy for a tube of lipstick? I should have known only you would get excited over that.”
“This is for you Nancy. I picked it out last night. I thought you might like to try a different color lipstick today. Your light pink is just getting old.”
“You know I don’t like trying new things Tamara, especially lipstick.”
“Oh come on Nancy, just for me.”
I have always struggled with where, to put, and when, to put a , comma in writing. As you can, see, I am making light of, a very serious, problem that I have with, writing that I want to get some, advice about, so I can kind of not be, afraid of that dreaded, little, symbol, anymore.
I’m back at it again. This is a little excerpt from a WIP that has been in working for three years now. It has to come to an end sooner or later. Right?
Anyway…Jake is a politician with a very dark past and future. Since we are in the political season…well; read and enjoy.
A typical Iowa night, cold and snowing; typical I say for January. The forecast was for two to three inches to fall before sunrise. When I first arrived at the hall, it looked like there was already an inch on the ground. Still, a very large crowd was here to hear me speak.
The hall was decorated just as I asked it to be. Red, white, and blue streamers were everywhere. The balloons with my campaign slogan on them; “Patterson for the People!” lined the top of the hall ready to be dropped at the end of my speech. I sensed the energy of this crowd more than I did the night before. Before I knew it, I was finishing my speech a few minutes ahead of schedule.
I’m so glad I have this wonderful dog. He brings a smile to my face everyday.