“Oh, I give up! I will never find a nice dress that will fit this oversized body of mine.”
“Relax mom. So, you haven’t found it yet. There is still time to look. But you have to look and not waste any more time, because you won’t have time to send it back again and get another if it doesn’t fit.”
“You don’t understand Paula, I am not the size I should be, and society looks past those of us larger women and rarely design anything worthwhile for us to wear. It is infuriating trying to buy clothes. But I will find something for your wedding.”
“Maybe you can order two sizes and keep the one that fits next time.”
“That might work. I have one more site I can log onto and check otherwise it is down to the wedding shop and a price three times higher. But I promise not to embarrass you showing up in jeans.”
“Oh Mom, you are being dramatic.”
“Just keep your fingers crossed for me.”
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – fit
As her Dad droned on and on about what they were going to go see in the museum Penny just prayed for a break from all the plans and places they had to rush through on this trip to Washington DC. It was not what she had expected. And although she was learning things to take back to school with her for the fall, she had heard too much attention to the tiniest detail in planning where to go and what to do, even bathroom breaks. So, when her Dad stopped talking, she said, “Do we synchronize our watches now?”
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – synchronize
The teacher stood at the front of the room holding a stack of papers in her hand. The class had just turned in reports on the animal of their choice. The teacher told the class, “Now remember you will get these papers back on Monday to write a second draft. I am not only looking for grammar errors, but for the use of extraneous information that just pads the word count.”
The bell then rang, and she dismissed the class. Two girls looked at each other with a grin and one said, “Extraneous information, I think we’re in trouble.”
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – extraneous
Janie looked at her husband with disgust. “Why do you insist on being so obnoxious when we go shopping? What you said to that poor girl was way out of line. She was just doing her job.”
“I am so sick of masks and being told I have to wear them when I go out. It makes me so claustrophobic. The president says it will be over soon and besides, we are not in one of those hot spot states.”
“Do you know why we are not a hot spot?”
“Because the rona doesn’t like us?” Jon said with a smile.
“No, because out community followed the scientist’s recommendations not the president’s. And we have been wearing masks all along.”
“Fine, I won’t bitch at the person guarding the door anymore.”
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – obnoxious
Sally picked the book up off the shelf. It was the latest mystery novel by B. F. Hunter. She had read many of his books and always found them to be entertaining. This one however had a twist she was unsure of… it dealt with a bug expert having his victims devoured by swarms. Sally hated bugs! But he was one of her favorite authors. She sighed and tucked the book in the basket with a couple of others she had found. Making her way to check out she dug her discount card out and prepared to make her purchase.
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – hunter
She stood in front of the class. Her notes were on the podium within reach, but they seemed a million miles away and out of focus. The entire class was looking at her; she felt every eye and knew there was judgement by them all. This speech was a big part of her grade and she was frozen with anxiety. She remembered what her teacher had said and took a deep breathe and centered on the wall in back instead of a person. She cleared her throat, glanced at her notes briefly and began her speech on the American Revolution.
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – speech