Story Prompt (The Meeting of Amy and Matt)

These are some prompts I used to write a short little piece

The prompts

A woman in her early thirties, who can be quite charming.

A young man in his late teens, who is very spontaneous.

The story begins at a market.

Someone loses a fortune at cards.

The Meeting of Amy and Matt

Your character takes on the role of protector

Matt was walking through the local farmer’s market and grabbed a handful of apples and ran, he did it without thinking. He had always been a spontaneous person and the excitement of stealing those apples caused a rush of adrenaline he couldn’t explain.

As he zigzagged through the crowd, he looked back to see if anyone was chasing him; and didn’t see Amy standing at the vegetable stand. She heard someone coming and just as she turned was knocked to the ground with a thud.

Matt stopped when he heard her say, ‘what the hell.’

Turning around he saw a beautiful woman laying on the ground. He reached his hand out and helped her to her feet. She wiped herself off and asked, ‘what are running from?’ Matt just stared and couldn’t mutter a single word but, ‘hi’. Amy just laughter and said, ‘Hi, my name is Amy, what’s your name?’ ‘My name is Matt, I’m sorry I knocked you down.’

Amy was intrigued with him and he was an extremely sexy, young, but sexy. I mean she wasn’t old only in her early 30’s and felt very attracted to younger guys. ‘I don’t mean to be forward, but how old are you?’ Matt shrugged and said he was 19. Amy thought, ok he is legal.

She smiled and said, ‘since you knocked me down how about buying me a coffee at the cafe down the street?’ Matt said sure; and they made their way to the cafe.

On the way to the cafe they made small talk and both felt as though their was a connection; as they approached the cafe he opened the front door for her. ‘Nice to know there are still gentlemen in the world’. Amy said, mike smiled and said ‘anything for a beautiful woman.’ Amy smiled at this and walked through the door.

They walked up to the counter and ordered their coffee and made their way to a booth sitting across from each other. Matt couldn’t stop staring into Amy’s eyes, they were a deep brown and almost forgot to answer when she asked him if he wanted to go out some time to the Casino. ‘Yes, I’d love to go out for some dinner and play some games.’ ‘Well, I didn’t say dinner, but sure we could go to the buffet and eat first.’

The conversation and company was great and Amy was excited for tonight, they parted ways with a hug.

That night Matt picked up Amy and they made their way to the Casino. Amy looked amazing in a shorter skirt, sheer blouse and black stockings, Matt couldn’t help it and had to hide his true excitement which was definitely showing.

When they got to the casino they made their way to the buffet, the food looked amazing from crab legs to prime rib…they feasted. During dinner they laughed and joked about everything from their past dating experiences, which for Matt wasn’t many to the politics of the day. Matt couldn’t help thinking that this was the most charming woman he had ever met in his entire life.

Once they finished eating they made their way to the casino to play some black jack. Matt had never played black jack before but Amy assured him he would have fun and she would teach him the rules.

As they reached the table Amy said, ‘I’ll get us some chips.’ She pulled out a wad of one hundred dollar bills and said, ‘let’s have some fun.’ They started out on a lucky streak but soon things turned sour and they started losing hundreds of dollars at a time. Amy was getting frustrated and wasn’t smiling nearly as much now, Matt was worried even though it wasn’t his money and could see the smile he loved was fading from her face.

As the last of the chips went to the dealer, Matt said, ‘let’s go and get out while we can.’ Amy looked at him with a look of despair and said that was my only money, it may not be a lot but it is a fortune to me. ‘How much was that’, Matt asked. ‘Over $10,000’, Amy told him. Matt was floored as he pulled her from the table.

Amy started to cry. Matt pulled her in close and said, ‘let’s go and take you home.’

When they got to Amy’s house Matt opened the door for her and walked her to the door. Amy smiled and took his hand, looked in his eyes and gave him a gentle kiss. ‘Thank you for being so kind, I know I have a gambling problem, but I just can’t help it.’ Matt looked at her and took her face in his hands and gave her a passionate kiss, she didn’t pull away. They kissed what seemed like forever on the front steps of her house.

‘Would you like to come in for something to drink?’, Amy asked. Matt nodded and they walked into the house.

Writing Prompt Friday (Neon Sign)

Neon Sign

I was walking down a dark alley there was trash littered about, cats making that terrible cat call and the smell of human waste that burned my nose. I had just broke up with my girlfriend of 2 years, well I guess I didn’t break up, I caught her with my best friend in our apartment. She just looked at me when I caught them making love in our bed…I didn’t say anything, I just turned away and walked out the door. I knew I would have to get my stuff sooner or later but right now I just wanted to be alone.

As I continued my slow shuffle with my head hung low I heard the soft humming…I didn’t know what it was, but why did I care…I felt dejected and not in the mood to care about anything at the moment. I saw a homeless man sitting near a dumpster, he looked disheveled but kind, he asked me if I had some change I could spare and a smoke. I dug in my pocket and handed him what little change I had and gave him a smoke…I leaned down to light it for him. He smiled at me and just said…’follow the light’. I had no idea what that meant but it just seemed like he was a little tipsy and he an empty bottle next to him. I just smiled and said…’sure, I’ll do that’, and went on my way.

I had just left the alley and turned the corner when I saw this neon sign on a small building that said ‘Good Things Always Happen’…it looked like a little bar, so I decided to stop in and have a beer or two to maybe take some of the pain away.

As I walked into the bar I noticed this woman sitting at the end, she was the most beautiful woman I had ever seen. She was curvy in all the right places, beautiful brown eyes and wavy brown hair down past her shoulders but what really caught my attention was her smile. She seemed to have a very kind smile…I couldn’t explain it but it just drew me in.

I walked to the bar a couple seats from her and ordered my beer…she looked in my direction and said…’Hi my name is Cheryl’…I politely waved and said…’Hi my name is Jeff.’ We shared some pleasantries back and forth; I was enjoying the conversation.

‘You look like you are little down in the dumps’…she said. I explained to her what happened to me earlier…her smiled dropped from her face. ‘I know how you feel, I walked in on my boyfriend and best friend a couple of days ago’…she said.

It was nice to have someone to talk to that understood how you felt at that moment and we seemed to connect on so many levels. She was an aspiring writer as was I, we liked a lot of the same foods and hangouts. I couldn’t believe the luck of meeting someone in such a small little bar.

It was starting to get late and I needed to head somewhere to sleep for the night; I didn’t want to go back to the apartment until tomorrow to get my things so Cheryl said…’I know a place you can stay for the night, my place. You are very kind and I feel as though I can trust you.’ I was so surprised and said…’How do you know I’m not an axe murder or something?’. She said…’I can just tell by the kindness in your eyes.’

I paid for our drinks and followed her up to her apartment upstairs above the neon sign.

Needless to say we are still together and it has been 10 years…I can’t believe it….thank god for the homeless man and the neon sign.

Writing Prompt Friday (A Walk in the Rain)

A Walk in the Rain

Jeff looked outside and saw that it was raining, how he loved the rain. The gentle drops falling from the sky to clean the earth below, the smell and the sound of it gently hitting the roof. One thing he especially loved was taking a nice walk in the rain…he didn’t know what it was but it made him feel clean and new, so he grabbed his rain coat and umbrella and decided to take a little stroll.

As he walked out the door he took a deep breath and a smile came across his face…the song ‘Singing in the Rain’ just popped in his head and he laughed out loud. He started to hum the tune as he started his way down the street.

He was a happy man and people could tell, he made sure of it. He jumped in every puddle he saw, swung around a light pole and had the biggest smile on his face. One particular person took a particular interest in Jeff…her name was Sarah.

Sarah liked the rain as well and couldn’t help but giggle at Jeff as he was coming down the street. As he got closer Sarah started to sing ‘Singing in the Rain’ out loud as well and jumped in the nearest puddle. Jeff took notice of this and stopped, he had to meet this person who loved walking in the rain as much as him.

‘Hi there’, Jeff said. This took Sarah by surprise but she responded ‘Hi to you as well’, she had a big smile. ‘Would you like to walk and sing with me in the rain?’…Jeff asked. ‘Sure, that would be great’…Sarah responded.

So Jeff grabbed her hand and they started skipping and dancing through the rain and hitting every puddle along the way. Jeff asked if she would like to go to the park, they had a great trail and the sound of the rain on the leaves and watching the drops hit the pond were like Mother Nature’s own music. Sarah said she would love to.

Once they got to the park Jeff showed Sarah the pond as they walked the path holding hands the whole time. Once they were far enough down the trail Jeff asked her if she wanted to dance. Sarah nodded and they both put their umbrellas down and took their hats off and danced slow and close in the rain…both knew they had found the person for them.