So today’s Prompt is for a contest I stumbled upon. I know this is going to have some editing before submission because as I finished and came up with a title I totally had a marvelous idea! So I can’t wait to see how this piece grows, but here you have it in all its raw glory.
Today’s Prompt: As he stepped off the bus he paused and gave me a look. And, without a single word uttered, I understood his full meaning: “This is where you get off.”
I had followed him since fifth avenue. Don’t ask me why, he just seemed… intriguing. No, that isn’t right, but there was just something different about him. He was off somehow, not in a bad way, although I am sure he was dangerous, but more along the lines of I couldn’t help myself. There was just something about him that drew me.
As he stepped off the bus he paused and gave me a look. I got up and followed him, he went in to the cutest coffee shop. One I had never seen before, and I live in this neighborhood, so how had I missed this? After getting his coffee, nodded at me, waiting. Getting my own cuppa, I follow him back to the bus stop as we get on once more.
He waits till I find a seat and he settles himself next to me. I can’t help but keep glancing over at him. I know better than to say anything, there is just something about his presence that stops me.
We ride around this way for a time. With the final stop fast approaching, he slowly stands. Looking at me a final time he moves towards the doors. And, without a single word uttered, I understood his full meaning: “This is where you get off.”
As I said, this one I want to shift a lot… had some great ideas with this piece and really enjoy the challenge. What about you? Where does this prompt take you? Please share in the comments below! And if you like what you find here, consider picking up the anthology’s I have a story in; the MN Emerging Writers and the National Edition!