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FRIDAY NIGHT

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The goal is to write a story between 100-150 words (give or take 25 words) based on the provided photo. 

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Photo © Etol Bagam

FRIDAY NIGHT

by John Yeo

    Bill entered the  bar and spat on the wooden floor. A gooey green mess landed at the feet of a woman, seated at a wooden table.  The heavy makeup she wore hid the hard, world-weary face.  Bill, adjusted his trousers, balanced on an ample waistline. Lank, greasy black hair hung beneath a grubby hat.
  “What the heck? You dirty, lousy, good for nothing!” Lucy spat right back into his bleary red-rimmed, black eyes.
  Bill took a wild swing, with his right hand, a sledgehammer of a fist missed by a mile. He cursed loudly, then doubled up in pain as Lucy kicked him square in the groin.
  A nasty shouting and screaming row developed. Bill wildly attempted to grab a fist full of Lucy’s long brown hair as her sharp, finger-nails gouged tracks across his already scarred face.
  The bar swiftly emptied as the police arrived, to end this public dispute.
Bill’s final words to Lucy were “Where’s my dinner?” The couple walked off arm-in-arm.
“Happens every Friday night!” said the barman to the policeman.

 

(174 WORDS)

 

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13 thoughts on “FRIDAY NIGHT

  1. I agree with you John! Some people have a very funny way of showing affection. I hope their love for each other isn’t passionate enough to kill each other! LOL! Enjoyed your story!

    • Thanks Ameena, Some people get trapped into destructive relationships, that take a great deal of courage to shake off. I can see them both ganging up to protect each other, if either one was threatened by an outsider. Thanks for reading and responding. 🙂

  2. Haha, I enjoyed this one. Loved the twist at the end. And it’s so true (well, maybe a tiny bit exaggerated). Not every couple is hugs and kisses. But that doesn’t mean they don’t love each other… Poor barman though.

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