Writing 101, Day Seven: Give and Take
Focus today’s post on the contrast between two things. The twist? Write the post in the form of a dialogue.
I don’t think this really follows along with today’s task…oh well, I sorta tried 🙂
She sat in her armchair drumming her fingers on the arm and staring out the window at the windy day. Her cat sat on her lap staring intently at her moving fingers, occasionally batting at them with a paw. Her mind kept wandering back to the little white envelope that had blown itself into her life earlier that day. She had to admit that she was more than a little curious as to what was inside, and really hoped it was the right thing to mail it.
Hearing a knock at the door, she got up and walked over and keeping the chain on she opened it and peered out the crack.
“Yes?” she asked of the young, worried looking, yet smiling man standing on the landing, hat in hand.
“Sorry to bother you miss; but I am looking for a Lucy Martin. Could you be she?” He said in a lightly accented voice, still smiling politely.
“Maybe, maybe not, what do you want her for?” she demanded of the stranger.
“I have a letter for her and I am to give it to her personally.” At this his showed her an envelope. It was a little white envelope with her name and address neatly printed on it, no return address and no stamp. She shut the door with a slam and took the chain off.
“Wait!” she said to his retreating back when she re-opened the door and stepped out into the hall. “Wait, I am Lucy Martin! I am sorry for my rudeness. May I see that please?”
“Certainly.” He said as he turned around and handed it to her. “I am charged with delivering this and another, since I was coming here anyway.”
“Oh!” She said looking from the letter to him back to the letter. “I just found an envelope just like this this morning and I mailed it.”
“You did?!” The relief clear on his face and in his voice. “I lost it this morning, I am ashamed to say. I know I had it last night.”
“Well…I wonder if it might be the same one, what was the name on it?”