June 20, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about having to wait. Who is waiting and what for? Think about how the wait impacts the character or the story. Go where the prompt leads!
It was Godot all over again. I was at the agreed meeting spot, in a city I didn’t know with the promise of so much.
I arrived early, thank goodness for GPS as it took me straight to the meeting place. Around me was busy, people going to and fro, cafes packed with engaged couples and lone readers buried in their texts oblivious to all around them.
I needed this job, I waited, growing ever impatient but for how long?
I checked my messages.
Looked up left and right.
I felt powerless, unable to budge, in case he came.
Written for: https://carrotranch.com/2019/06/21/june-20-flash-fiction-challenge/
Ah, that waiting, waiting, not wanting to abandon the wait for fear as soon as you do … You capture it well
Thanks so much.
I love that first line–great hook!
Thanks so much, Godot comes in handy every so often.
Worth waiting for, eh? 😉
I can feel the frustration though your words. Well written!
Thanks so much Sadje.
Godot all over again, priceless
Thanks, he comes in handy when writing about ‘waiting’.
I think I’m not in the selection of people that get the godot reference, but I must say it sounds like your character is about to go for a life of crime!
I’ve and been there myself as I’m sure many have. It can be so frustrating.
Michael, you capture that sense of anxiety for waiting and worry for when the wait is over. Good tension! I did have to look up the play about Waiting for Godot, but good to learn of it.
One of the great plays of English literature