Saturday, September 15, 2012

KoMF -Morning News

Before I get to the KoMF I have to wish my daughter Jess a Happy 16th Birthday today!  I'm so proud of you Jess!!

Ok now on to business.  Today is the deadline for the 7th Knights of MicroFiction.  Here are the prompts again in case you missed them.  The object is to pick one TELLING sentence and turn it into a scene where you SHOW it instead.

Here are the sentences to choose from:
  • It was the most interesting birthday ever. (This is in honor of Jess's 16th birthday on Saturday! Happy Birthday Jess! :))
  • He/she's so obnoxious.  
  • It was dark.
  • The meal was delicious.
  • He/she was in a bad mood.

You have until the end of today (11:59 pm) to post if you want to join us.  Just add your link to the list on the previous post.  Jess and I will pick two winners by the 17th and  they will be featured on our blogs.

Here's mine:

Morning News

The bittersweet cafe au lait brought me to life.  The little coffee shop on Walnut Street buzzed with the morning rush.  I pushed my way through the crowded room and sat at my usual table, the one with the little heart scratched in the surface which surrounded the names,“Chad and Amy”.  It seemed out of place in an upscale java joint, that’s why I liked it.  

I scrolled through the headlines on my tablet.  Not much going on in the world today.  The top item was “Reality star, Jennifer Joyce brings judges to tears and wows America.”  1 million hits. Wow.

I glanced at the time.  It was only 7:00 am.  El would be here soon.  I hadn’t seen her in years. Why did she wanted to meet me?  I couldn’t imagine.    

A flurry of activity caught my attention.  I looked up.  El was at the door sporting skin tight black leather pants, a gold tank top and 5 inch heels.  In her arms she carried her Gucci bag and a miniature maltese puppy dressed in a cashmere sweater and a pink bow.  

A college kid with a backpack rushed forward to open the door for her.  She flashed a grin at him.  “Oh thank you,” she said strolling in and swaying her hips like a runway model.  Every head turned to gawk at her.  She pretended not to notice and called out to me, “Sami, how are you dear?”

I cringed at the volume.  It was like she wanted everyone to hear her.  I motioned for her to come over and sit, hoping the excitement would die down.  Of course it didn’t.  She sauntered toward me and picked out every good looking guy on the way to put her hands on and say, “Oh excuse me.”

I could almost see the drool slipping from their lips.  Ugggh.  I wanted to melt into the wall and hide.

She sat down and promptly displayed her left hand in front of my face.  The glare off the giant diamond almost blinded me.  Oh that’s why she wanted to see me.  I smiled and took her hand pretending to inspect it.  “Wow El, congratulations.  Who’s the lucky guy?”

“Oh Sami, I can hardly believe it.”  Her smile was so big I thought her the top of her head might fall off.  “It’s your brother...we’re going to be sisters! Yay!”                

     It was way too early for that news.


Hope you enjoyed it. Can you guess which prompt I used? Have a great weekend!

Kathy :)


  1. Yeah, bet that news just made her morning. Doubt that marriage will last though.
    Happy birthday to your daughter, Jess!

    1. Yeah I don't think anyone could stick with her for long. :)

      Thanks for the birthday wishes.

  2. That twist is brilliant hahaha, loved all the nuances of sashaying through the cafe

  3. I like the twist at the end.

    Happy birthday to your daughter!