“Hey. It’s Charlie, right?” he was hanging out the window of a silver Mercedes Benz.
“My name is David, I’ll be your driver for the night.”
Charlie checked his phone even though he’d already had his app open. “Nah, man… I’m waiting on a Honda Accord.”
The driver’s lip pulled up in a quirk. “You’ve been randomly selected for a luxury upgrade, free of charge. Unless you, uh, want to pay for that Accord ride instead. 28th and 2nd, right?”
Inspired by characters from the Guardian series by Isabelle Santiago. She didn’t ask me to write this, but I felt like it was appropriate to end her debut week!
She can’t remember a time when he didn’t fascinate her.
And he was as fickle and biting as his element. Warm and sweet at times—especially when she had something he wanted—but cruel and careless at others.
She can’t remember a time when he wasn’t in love with someone else, either.
She can remember a time when it didn’t matter, though. When they all belonged to each other—a tiny family, all growing side by side. He loved her sister, but it didn’t matter, because she would always have both of them.
Until she couldn’t.
I wanted to try something different today, so I looked up a set of challenge words a drabble community and decided to write ten short drabbles about Livvy and Theo, from a book I’m working on tentatively titled Jethro, as a writing exercise. Here are ten little insights into this pairing, in five sentences or less.
She wears a ring on a chain around her neck. He asked once about it, and she said it was her mother’s. He wanted to ask more, because it didn’t look like a wedding ring or anything, but she got that sad smile that always came when her mother was mentioned, and he decided to let it wait for another time. She wasn’t ready yet. He couldn’t blame her.
It wasn’t really a word she’d ever thought too much about, but when she did, it was about role-models. About normal men and women who did courageous things, who changed history or people’s perspectives. The word had never conjured up special powers or anything. Special powers didn’t make a hero, after all, not in the real world―but then, special powers weren’t supposed to exist in the real world. Neither was she.