I’m back from Arizona and getting into the swing of things again. Here’s another Writing exercise for everyone to check out and participate in if they’d like. I’ll be posting an exert from my Horror story soon. Once it’s finished I’ll be sending it to a Short Story Contest which is the reason why I won’t be able to post the full story on here.
Here’s this weeks Writing Exercise:
“Everything would be right”
My cell rang again, but I didn’t answer it. I just smiled and set it to vibrate. I knew it was driving him crazy not knowing what I was doing, not knowing where I was, and with who.
I glanced over at Jake as he drove down the dirt road. He seemed like the opposite of him, simply care free and wild. Maybe that’s what I needed now. Maybe that’s what my heart needed to be.
“How much farther?!” I yelled so he could hear me over the wind since he had taken the top off his Jeep.
“Not much farther Darlin’, just hold on to your pretty self!” He said with wink.
He was very handsome with short brown hair and a defined jawline with stubble.
I couldn’t help but to grin. Everything felt right. My hair was blowing in almost every direction. The sun was out with only minimal clouds to get in the way. I closed my eyes and took it all in. There were no arguments, no fighting, no stressing out, and no tears. Everything was right.
The cell vibrated again as we came to the river. I jumped out of the Jeep leaving my phone behind. The river looked amazing. It sparkled from the reflection of light from the Sun. I could see all the way to the bottom as if it was untouched by mankind. A hidden gift from some water god like Poseysidden or whatever his name was.
“Yea, not many people come down this way so the river stays pretty clear.” Jake said as if reading my thoughts.
“How about a dip?” He said taking off his shirt and boots almost at the same time.
I took my dress off which hid my two-piece swim suit and we swam for hours. I couldn’t remember the last time I had so much fun. Maybe when I was a teeny-bopper? It wasn’t anytime recently.
After the swim we dried off by laying in the sun and talking about college goals and dreams of what we’d do afterwards.
We dressed and walked around near the river. There were only a few trees near by; it was mostly grass and some sandy parts.
“So, what are you gonna do about the guy calling you non-stop?” Jake asked catching me off guard.
“How do you know it’s a guy and not just my parents?” I asked slyly avoiding his emerald eyes.
“Ya woulda picked up or called back by now if it was your parents…Nah…I know it’s a guy, probably wishing he hadn’t screwed up so bad to be ignored by such a beautiful woman as yourself.”
Oh, how silver his tongue could be. He had a deadly combination of looks and smarts.
“Ha, well, too bad for him.” I said continuing to walk until I came to a small dead tree.
“Bad for him, Maybe good for me?” Jake said raising an eyebrow my way.
“Maybe..” I responded as I grabbed the tree and leaned into the wind. I smiled at him as I saw a slow smile of his own overcome his rough face.
Everything would be right.