As part of our Year of Writing, participants have the opportunity to enter a Daily Drabble contest throughout the month of February. This contest consists of writing a short drabble–100 words or less–based on our fill-in-the-blank prompt, which is posted daily on our Twitter.
“Sit here, I’ll be right back.” Eric said, nodding his head.
“But last time you said that, you never came back.” Desi said.
“Pretty sure you dreamt that.” was Eric’s reply.
“You’re kidding, right? Because you said that the last time and you didn’t come back for HOURS, in fact, I had to go SEARCH for YOU!” Desi went on, the look on her face, fearful and worried.
“Uhm, I think you’re overreacting Desi.” Eric said, trying to calm her, again.
“You know I’m not.” Desi added, biting down fearfully at her bottom lip.
“Desi, relax.” Eric said, reaching to hold her hand. “I promise you, I WILL be right back. I only need to use the bathroom…”
Dovey is a teacher by trade who currently is working two jobs, a full time in retail and a part time in restaurants. She loves being there for people she cares for, and she’s the sort of person who would give the shirt off her back to someone in need. This is both a great thing and a horrible thing, because she often gets walked all over like a rug, but she’s trying to get better!