Here is my week #73 entry for Saturday Centus, that crazy fun writing meme hosted by Jenny Matlock of her blog, off on my tangent. Once again I am a little tardy. I prefer to think of it as fashionably late.
In Jenny's continuing efforts to sharpen our writing skills (like last week's masterful 32 word song lyric challenge to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star") our visionary leader has once again reached into her inventive bag of tricks to pull out another creative exercise to challenge her many Centusian followers.
This week's assignment is all about dialogue and only dialogue. Our stories can use up to 150 of our own words and this weeks supplied prompt words which are "Are you seriously ordering another martini?" for a total of 156 words. The other rules are no pictures, vulgarity of splitting the prompt.
This week's chatty entry is entitled:
“I hate these airport bars. Bartender, another martini please! Look at these professionals with their suits and briefcases scurrying around the country like rats chasing cheese. They disgust me.”
“Now Ron, there’s no reason to condemn them. They are just trying to earn a living."
“No, you're wrong. They are lousy, money-grubbing, narcissistic, pretentious, paper shufflers! They make me sick, Dave.”
“Settle down, Ron. That’s just the alcohol talking. Not everyone is just focused on wealth and power. There are some good people too."
“Save it, Dave. You don’t know how much it pains me to have to smile and be cordial to these cretins. Bartender, another martini here…and don’t skimp on the olives this time!"
"Are you seriously ordering another martini?"
“Why not? Lots of people have a few drinks to relax before they take a flight.”
“That’s true. But you’re not a passenger. You’re the pilot.”
On a Continental flight with a very "senior" flight attendant crew, the pilot said, "Ladies and gentlemen, we've reached cruising altitude and will be turning down the cabin lights. This is for your comfort and to enhance the appearance of your flight attendants."