This month, over at The Higgs Weldon, our writing prompt for July was to start a piece with the following sentence:
“I’m not trying to be difficult, but this is unacceptable!”
Unfortunately, nobody submitted anything. So a hero stepped up. A real, true-blue, American hero. Look forward to four new pieces from me over the next four weeks. This week:
“I’m not trying to be difficult, but this is unacceptable!” I shouted to Vanessa over a pitter-patter of raindrops on the roof of our office and a whap-ping of low-caliber handgun ammunition slapping into our heavy, overturned desks.
Vanessa turned to me from across the office with a look that seemed to say, “I know that this isn’t the kind of situation either of us wants to be in, least of all at three minutes after five on a Friday, and yes, we did get married, and no, not to each other, but dammit, we both got divorced too, and life is short, and cruel, and so are these Ukrainians who are shooting at us, so how about we fake our deaths and start over in Barbados?”