Crimson’s Creative Challenge #77



Daniel looked at his friend distastefully, as if the comment was an epithet. “Well, I happened to love this cottage,” he replied defensively.

“Sure you do, together with all the world class facilities you can find here. The surround sound system of fowl and cricket acoustics, together with free cleaners of the natural world. Insects.”

“You know, most of my friends are actually happy for me,” Daniel looked at Jack pointedly. “The allure of the nature and away from the hustle and bustle of the city.”

Jack rolled his eyes. “Well, I’m not most of your friends. I’m your best friend. And I know nature is not in your blood. You can’t even survive our three-day outdoor camp back in school days.”

They stood outside the cottage in silence. Then Jack broke the silence once more.

“C’mon, let’s go back. Running away isn’t the solution.”

Daniel sighed. “Yea, you’re probably right. As always.”

“Of course I’m right. You’re lucky you have such a wise man for best friend,” Jack puffed up his chest. “You should be down on your knees, praying to me.”

“Sure sure. I’ll do that at your grave. After I get acquitted for your murder.”

Jack smiled as his friend’s barbs as they walked back toward the car. It would seem that Daniel was ready to face his problems head on.

First all, I apologise for the world limit. It was way beyond the 150-word limit but I decided to leave the entire interaction intact instead of editing out the parts because I really like the flow of the conversation.

Also, I rarely have such chance to be so insulting and sarcastic in my stories.

Well, I have to let my loose foul mouth somewhere. LOL

If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

Welcome to my weekly challenge—open to all—just for FUN, FUN, FUN

Here’s how it works:

Every Wednesday I post a photo (this week it’s that one above.)
You respond with something CREATIVE

Here are some suggestions:

  • An answering photo
  • A cartoon
  • A joke
  • A caption
  • An anecdote
  • A short story (flash fiction)
  • A poem
  • A newly minted proverb, adage or saying
  • An essay
  • A song—the lyrics or the performance

You have plenty of scope and only two criteria:

  • Your creative offering is indeed yours
  • Your writing is kept to 150 words or less

If you post a link in the comments section of this post I’ll be able to find it
If you include Crimson’s Creative Challenge as a heading, WP Search will find it (theory)
by ‘Searching’ in the WP Reader (fingers crossed)

Here’s wishing you inspirational explosions. And FUN.

Prompt: Crimson’s Creative Challenge #77


4 thoughts on “Crimson’s Creative Challenge #77

  1. I forgive you the extra wordage… how could I not, when I didn’t even notice, the dialogue drew me along. And isn’t it great to vent? I’m sure that’s why fiction writers write, to fill their characters’ mouths with insults and barbs. Love it 🙂

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