Saturday, June 19, 2010
Saturday Centus #7
Want a way to practice writing scences? Tightening lines? Come write with Jenny’s writing promt. Each linked essay must be 100 words or less, not including the "prompt" words. The prompt words can be used in any place within your story but must be left intact. To do Saturday Centus, use Jenny Matlock’s writing prompt found at http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/2010/06/saturday-centus-week-7.html
Freed on Father's Day
It was Father’s Day, 1984, when I heard that voice in the hallway and knew the marriage was over. Later, my bawdy Dad and egotistic husband swilled beers near the grill like Marine buddies.
“Can’t get the little woman to cook on your special day?”
I steamed. Randall insisted on grilling. Besides, he wasn’t my father—or anyone’s father.
I wanted a baby; he didn’t. He wanted to remain star of the show. One could tell by the fiberglass boat, archery and hay bales in the backyard, an Olympic assortment of running shoes lined up in the closet, and the latest technology plugged into every outlet of the house.
Two men chortled; I planned escape!