Saturday, 23 April 2016

#A-Z Challenge [2016]


The next morning, Marianne ignored a call from Jess. She was still upset with her sister when she went into the gallery and offered to buy everyone a pastry. She was inundated with requests from all three of her colleagues and took herself off to the coffee shop and thought she’d get a large chocolate bar, too. She would grab at all the sweet things she could to try to get her out of the lousy mood she was in.
She walked into the coffee shop with her list and waited in the queue which was so long she wondered if everyone in it had also been let down by their only sister and needed to be cheered up on a Tuesday morning.
“Can I help you?” The girl behind the counter had rosy cheeks and the ends of her blonde hair was tinted blue. Marianne froze. There was a mirror behind the counter that she looked into for the first time that morning. It reflected the rest of the coffee shop; all the tables and chairs and all its customers. And there he was. Richard. He was sitting at the same table they’d shared just the week before, a laptop on the table in front of him and he was staring right at her.
She turned for a second. He didn’t smile this time. The woman behind Marianne huffed so she quickly stumbled through her order. When the girl with blonde, blue hair handed her the bag of pastries she took it and attempted to bolt out of the door.
Just a few paces from the door someone shouted: “Hey! Excuse me.” It was a female voice. Marianne didn’t turn around, she just headed out of the door but not before she heard the familiar voice of Richard, calling her name:
“Marianne!”

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for the nudge to get up and get some chocolate LOL
    BTW cute blog theme!

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  2. She's so dramatic. Really! Can't she just act like it doesn't matter? Sorry, she's a putz! :)

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  3. He's coming after her? Hope she lets go of her insecurities and gives the guy a chance.

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  4. I hope he catches up to her! I wonder if she's realizing she won't have a chance at anything she wants unless she takes some risks.

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  5. Go Richard, go! Catch her and clear things up.

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