Monday, December 29, 2014

Tuesday Tales and a Groovy New Year!

Happy December Tuesday Tales... Today, I return to my current WIP, a Game of Inches,
for my Fantasy Leagues series. This week our group writes to the word prompt, new year. opens so many possibilities, doesn't it? Let's peek in on when Lola and Marty first met. Happy New Year everyone!!
“C’mon, you’re gonna miss the ball drop.”  I threw a handful of popcorn in Lola’s direction.
“I will reiterate, back around Halloween when you asked if I wanted to watch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve, I believed you invited me to New York.”
“If I was gonna take you to New York for the New Year, we’d at least be sharing a bed.” I raised my eyebrows a few times.
“Aw, chex mix, Marty. Why’d you have to go and drag sex into our friendship?” Lola pulled a few fluffy popped kernels out of her curls. She settled in next to me on the couch. “Do you think Dick Clark is immortal?”
I studied the wrinkled image of the famous host with a crooked smile. On my sixty inch screen, the man looked every bit his age, whatever century he was in. “He could be a vampire.”
“Stop with the vampire scene, I can’t ever imagine any of that will be as famous as Harry Potter.”
“You might have a point there, kiddo. But, don’t be surprised if the supernatural trend is here to stay for a while.”
“Why can’t folks just fall in love without all the magic mumbo jumbo? Why does life have to be more anything? Am I not just as interesting as, let’s say, Buffy?”
“Now you’re messing with a legend. Buffy the Vampire Slayer was every boy’s dream show. Sarah Michelle Gellar, beautiful enchantress.”
“This conversation is going nowhere. We are talking about fictional people like they’re real. What do you want from life, Marty? Do you want to travel? Would you like to have a family?”
Lola stepped on sensitive ground when she started talking about me having kids. “I’ve been patient, just not sure what I want yet.” I can’t let her know how much I like her, we haven’t been talking that long. “I’m playing life by ear. What about you? Are you making any resolutions?”
Lola frowned, her eyes glazed over staring at the television. The little clock in the corner counted down the last five minutes of the calendar. “Sincerely, it's going to take more than a new year to fix my life.”


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6 comments:

V.L. Locey said...

Great excerpt!

Flossie Benton Rogers said...

Great job with his taking care not to scare her off with what he feels about her. Love the tension.

Jillian said...

I love all the pop culture references of this snippet. Great!!

Jean Joachim said...

Wow! That last sentence punched me right in the stomach. Now I need to know why she said that. Marty seems like a good guy. I hope Lola is going to give him a chance. Super story, Davee.

chrysnjay said...

I like these two and the easy, bantering relationship they have.
I agree with Jean, that last sentence is the powerhouse of the snippet.

morgan said...

Good choice to introduce the story and wind up the new year. How fitting.