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Writing week # 13/13

Double post for today :) I came across this writing prompt on another blog and just couldn’t resist.

Write Now Prompt for March 26, 2013  is “José sat down across from him…”  Here’s the link.http://todaysauthor.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/write-now-prompt-for-mar-26-2013/ Post your work to your blog and include a link back to “Today’s Author” so your readers can find other writer’s work, too.

This is my 5 minute effort…

At last they were getting somewhere, and not a minute too soon! He’s spent two sleepless nights with the team, going over and over the evidence.

His eyes scoured the street looking for a parking bay. Nothing. Pulling into a loading zone, José took the police card from the door and slid it onto the dash before getting out.

Knowing he could be seen from inside the café, José hurried up the footpath, trying not to run. The urgency of the situation must be played down at all cost. He didn’t want to scare the lad.

He pushed open the double glass doors and briefly made eye contact with Sophie as he passed her table. He could tell that she was worried.

The seven-year-old boy was alone in a window booth and José sat down across from him. He took a packet of M & M’s from his pocket and emptied them onto a napkin. The corners of his mouth turned up just a little. ‘Which colour will we eat first?’


Nothing was said as they took turns picking and eating the blue M & M’s. It was a good five minutes before the last piece of red candy was crunched down.

‘Your mother said you wanted to talk to me.’

There was no response.

The boy looked towards his mother, sitting two tables away.


(c) DJ Stutley 2013


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