Prompt–Sunday, November 27
Set a timer for five minutes. Start a scene that takes place in a diner between two old friends who are no longer friends. Go. Then read mine below.
I never expected to see Jimmy again. We broke up back in high school and it hasn’t been long enough. At least his hair was still red and uncombed. That much hadn’t changed.
“Why, Opal. We haven’t seen each other in so long. How are you?”
Of course he had to sit at my table. Why did Eric have to stay at home tonight and watch basketball?
“I’m fine, thanks. I really should be going.”
With my purse and coat in hand, I was almost out of the booth.
“I’ll buy you dinner.”
“That’s not necessary. It was nice seeing you.”
I stood at the end of the table and was halfway to the door.
“It was cruel of me to say it.”
My feet stopped and refused to continue to the door with the bell above that would announce my exit.
“Why do you say that?”
“Because I mean it. And it haunts me every day. Please let me buy you dinner. It is the least I can do.”
Well, I don’t mind a free meal. But as for the company? Not exactly my top choice. Maybe Paul Bettany. Even Cillian Murphy. Not my ex-boyfriend. Not this ex-boyfriend.