No long preamble today. I have a paper due in school tomorrow and I still have to write a little over half a page. So here is your Writing Prompt for the week.
Write a scene where two characters communicate through body language for at least five sentences before you use dialogue. Try to avoid cliché.
Karen played with the buttons on her blue silk shirt.
Across the table, Greg picked a piece of lint off his suit jacket and wiped away imaginary dirt.
Staring at him, Karen waited for him to catch her eye, before she slowly slid her foot towards his under the table. She ran her foot up his leg.
He cleared his throat and his chair scraped along the floor as he stood up. "If you'll excuse me, I need to use the restroom."
She tilted her head and winked at him. "Hurry back." Then she bit her lower lip.
He set his white clothe napkin down on the table next to his plate and hurried toward the bathroom sign on the other end of the restaurant. Once he reached the bathroom he pulled his cell phone out. "Hey, man, get me out of here."
What'd you think? Why do you think Greg was uncomfortable with Karen's advances. I didn't give you many clues so feel free to continue with this story if you want. Or make up your own situation and try using body language to convey something between your characters. As always, post what you wrote in the comments or strike up a conversation about body language. Thanks for reading.
Keep on Creating,
K. A. Jairl
K. A. Jairl
My name is Kim and I'm glad you stopped by. This is where I post my triumphs and my downfalls as I fight the good fight of being a writer mom everyday.