Write On Wednesdays Exercise 10 – A Gift of Serendipity… Take Felicity‘s Word of the Week. Write it at the top of your page. Set your timer for 5 minutes. Write the first words that come into your head after the Word of the Week. Stop writing when the buzzer rings.
Felicity’s Word of the Week is…
A state of vexation caused by a perceived slight or indignity; a feeling of wounded pride.tr.v. piqued, piqu·ing, piques
1. To cause to feel resentment or indignation.
2. To provoke; arouse: The portrait piqued her curiosity.
3. To pride (oneself): He piqued himself on his stylish attire.
I’ve decided to continue with the character and story from last week’s Write on Wednesday exercise.
As she unbuckled Jacob’s carseat she laughed as he wriggled free, almost cross with her for the time it took to complete the action. As he busted free he leapt out of the car and jumped with excitement. She pulled the picnic blanket and kite from the boot and, clutching her takeaway coffee cup, the pair walked together toward the beach. Once she had shown Jacob how to fly the kite he informed her he would like to carry on alone. She let him be, wandering back to the picnic blanket. She watched as her little son giggled and she bristled as she thought of Joe’s words when she said she would take him to the beach. She felt piqued when he denounced her and claimed she couldn’t undo what was already done. He said her little boy was a dark soul and there was nothing more to it. She felt her cheeks burn as she relived the memory and tossed her empty coffee cup into the bin. A seagull’s call snapped her attention back and she looked over as Jacob ran towards her, every little bit of his tiny face smiling.
Thanks to Gill at Ink Paper Pen, another great week with Write on Wednesdays!