Here’s my Three-word Wednesday piece. It's been a while since I particiapted in Bone's writing exercise. This week’s words are “Cope, Revealed, and Stick.” I often try to use these words in some story I planned to tell anyway. I tried something new this week, creating a dialogue using the words and this is what I came up with.
The silence was awkward. Then Bill cried out from other the covers, “I just can’t cope any more.”
“What’s wrong bro? What’s your problem?”
“This face, it feels like someone hit me over the head with an ugly stick.”
“Man, it can be that bad, let me see.”
Bill pulled the covers back from his face enough that he revealed the scars left from the burns. “I shouldn’t have gotten behind the wheel. The gig’s over. Now mom’s never going to see my smiling face on the cover of the Rolling Stones.”
“Get over it Bill, you weren’t ever going to see you face on that magazine anyway.”
My parents are visiting so I’m not sure when I’ll get around to completing the stories that I’ve been working on… But there’s plenty of time. If I don’t finish them now, I’ll finish them when I retire (in about 15 years). I’m taking Dad fishing tomorrow afternoon, hoping to either get into some Walleyes or to hook a big Great Northern Pike. It’ll also give us a chance to talk. It’s sad to think about, but Dad told me this might be their last visit due to my mother’s deteriorating condition. He has to watch her closer now, which makes traveling more difficult, especially when it’s just the two of them. It’s hard to watch; she hardly talks at all now and never initiates conversation.