I have not posted anything in nearly a month but it is Voice Week and I enjoyed it so much last year I could not help but return again this year.
Voice Week involves writing five pieces on a theme and experimenting with the voices of the different characters.
Here is my first entry:
I run my finger around the rim of my now empty glass trying to capture the gaze of the bartender once again. I tell my finger to ignore the stickiness leftover from the sugar rim. It had looked so tempting. I could not resist discretely suckling off its sweetness. After a day like today, the sea blue liquid in the glass did not last long either.
“Ladies always sip,” my grandmother would always say.
Well I am no lady. If I were, I would not be sitting in this place.
The scent of staleness permeates the air. A coating of grime sticks me to my seat. It is going to be a long night.
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She seems resigned, but not quite jaded. Probably in her thirties, no longer green, but far from gold. She’s complex. I like her.
That is a bang on assessment of her. Glad that came across. Thanks for doing this again. I love it!
I’ve felt this way before. Trapped, resigned.
I think everyone has to a certain extent. I certainly have. Thank you for commenting.
I love the atmosphere, and the words you used captured her mood perfectly. Makes me wonder what exactly went wrong with her day.
Thank you! I think you might find out. 😉
A complex character… very real, very strange, very believable..
Looking forward to the rest of it!
Thank you! I hope the others do not disappoint.
She wants to be something different than what she is, I think. There is a sense of hopelessness and a bit of anger and frustration
I think that is exactly the place she is in.
In real life I wouldn’t be caught dead with a woman like this or in a bar like that. But here, I just want to grab a seat and listen to this woman all night long. Great atmosphere with more than a hint of desperation. Give me another!
I think she might just like an ear to listen to her.
A great start to your Voice Week Billie Jo.
Sounds like she’s in one hell of a dump and whatever is coming up is not going to be good.
Looking forward to day 2.