It's 11 pm, in a nightclub. Poppy shows up with bags under her eyes. After her boyfriend died, she has not slept in days. "I'm sorry", a tall man with short curly swept-back, brunette hair came up to her. "Are you interested in having a drink with me?". Poppy was desperate.
"Sure," she said. As they arrived at the bar table, The man found a rose on the floor, he picks it up and gives it to Poppy. "Aww thank you........" "Ace.....my name's Ace". "Thank you, Ace." Said Poppy, she let out a small grin. A bartender finally shows up. "I'll take a Champagne," said Ace. He looks at Poppy, "One for the lady". "The lady's name is Poppy," said Poppy.
"Poppy......". That name sounded familiar. "Two champagnes coming right up," said the bartender.
Ace reaches down to his pocket and takes out a handful of cash. "Keep the change," he said.
As they begin talking, the bartender brings their drinks. Ace takes drinks the champagne "Listen, Poppy, I don't normally say this......but I love you". He was drunk. "I-I love you too," Poppy said, in shock.
Ace reached in for a kiss. Poppy leaned back. "I'm sorry...I'm not ready yet." Poppy leaves the bar. "Great I fucked up," said Ace. "You can't give up just yet," said the bartender. "I have to, she'd hate me after she found out that I killed her boyfriend. I mean to be locked up in jail right now."
The following challenges were completed during the writing exercise:
Begin Start typing to begin
Event Your character hasn't slept in days
Location A nightclub
Character A love-lorn baker
Letter Use the letter N
Words Reach 50 words
Event Dad just sits and cries
Sentence "I'm sorry."
Character A confused illustrator
Prop Include a rose
Prop Include a puddle
Letter Use the letter O
Event A computer is hacked
Words Reach 100 words
Sentence "Leave me alone!"
Character A punctual estate agent
Letter Use the letter F
Prop Include a handful of change
Event Your character sees something terrifying
Sentence "I love you."
Character An idle baggage handler
Words Reach 200 words
Prop Include a stick
Letter Use the letter U
Event Someone has a world-changing idea
Sentence "Where'd you get that wound?"
Character A thoughtful pharmacist
Letter Use the letter K
Prop Include a bottle of perfume
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