A Character-Building Experience
Today, you’ll write about the most interesting person you’ve met in 2014. In your twist, develop and shape your portrait further in a character study.
It was morning again and Ruby lay in bed wishing she could enjoy lie-ins like she used to, on weekends when she worked full time, but now everyday was a weekend in theory and it was getting a bit boring. Her mind quickly wandered back again to the letter she’d received that day before. She had been in the midst of dialling her Aunt’s number when she chickened out and hung up. Since then her thoughts alternated between wondering why she was not finding a job and whether or not to call the number. Why did she have to be so cautious? What did she have to lose anyway?
She stretched and sat up, running a hand through her short cropped hair, then rubbed her eyes awake. It was time to get up and do the usual weekday morning routine, make tea and check the job listings, then maybe she’d call her Aunt. The kettle whistled it’s tune and she poured the hot water into her mug and then reached into the fridge. Taking the lid off the milk jug she realized that it had mysterious gone off during the night, so she donned her yoga pants and a T and headed out the front door, absentmindedly touching the wooden helicopter that had been one of her Father’s things.
“Are you single yet?” came the question from behind her as she locked her door. Oh crap, not him. She turned and smiled at her scruffy admirer. She guessed he was a few years younger than her own 33.
“No, no I’m not” Which wasn’t a total lie, but she figured it was better to say that then hurting the guy’s feelings by saying “Yes I am single, but you sort of give me the creeps and I don’t want to date you.”
“Oh well, have a good day.” he said and continued down the hall to his own door.
“You too.” she answered and ran down the five flights of stair and out into the street.