Master Class is a group of bloggers who write as a result of the inspiration from given prompts. The prompts are different each week, but somethings remain the same:
- Use the prompt as a title or within the story.
- Keep it within 700 words.
- Submit it by 6:00 PM EST Sunday
This weeks prompts are:
Slice the pie
Extraordinary objects of the universe
Here's my development based on the prompt "Unwelcome Reminder":
It was almost midnight when the phone rang. It’s rarely good news when the phone rings at that time of night, but I held out hope and picked it up.
“Hey, what’s up scooter butt?”
“It’s late Miguel, what do you want?”
“Whoa, why are you such a stick in the mud? I just wanted to talk to my long time buddy. Can’t a guy give you a call just to talk?”
It was an unwelcome reminder that there were still people in my life that were unhealthy, and if I wanted to keep them in my life, I would have to accept that they were and would continue to be unhealthy.
“What do you want Miguel?”
“Really Sandy, I just want to talk to you.”
“Well, start talking then, I’m tired.”
“Never mind, I would hate to interrupt something im-por-tant.”
The phone hung up before I could return it to its cradle. I knew he would call back in a few minutes, when he realized I was not going to, so I took it off the hook. In some cases, anything left unsaid is better than what might be said.