3WW CCXLIX "Looker"

The words over at Three Word Wednesday are indecision, option and fate. This is the latest I’ve ever contributed, but things are afoot. I was traveling last week to my hometown and then to Wyoming to check out a job. These words were selected on my second day of the interview.

I took the job.

Something short and sweet, since I’ve not missed a #3WW since my first – Jan. 10, 2008.

The look on her face was one of indecision, but she pretended it was indifference. She wasn’t fooling anyone.

The bar was crowded for a Wednesday, and the lurkers, those non-players, were already lined along the bar, sipping slowly on overpriced beers, hoping to make them last before the bartenders got wise and sent over the bouncers to exude a bit of “drinking pressure” on the fucking posers.

The real action was in the darkened corners, where deals were getting done, actions set in motion. The darkness seemed to breath in those corners, like a body taking massive gulps of air as if prompted by excitement. Or fear.

She smiled a toothy grin that glowed in the harsh black light of the club and the indecision fell away from her face like cleansing teardrops.

“Shit,” she whispered, “the options are endless in a dive like this.”

She headed for the darkness like a moth heads to light, gaining such kinetic speed at whatever cost.

He stepped into her path, set his shoulders, took a sip of his drink, through the little cocktail straw.

She sized him up, calculated the pros and the cons, waited for his opening line to decide.

“What brings such a hottie out to a dive like this?” he said, running his hand across her black-leather-clad ass.

She licked her lips, full and pouty – painted scarlet and lined in black – cocked an eyebrow and smiled.

“So soon,” she thought.

“Fate,” she said.


VL Sheridan said...

Real men don't sip their drinks through a cocktail straw. He's getting what he deserves.

Ren said...

Oh yeah, his time is definitely up :)

Sheilagh Lee said...

oh she's going to fleece him good.Great story Thom

jaerose said...

Why are all decisions lurking in the corners..she seems tired..well-worn..Jae (Congratulations on the new job - hope it goes well)..

TodBryant said...

I think I've been in that bar. But I stuck to the cheap beer.

Christine said...

I don't think this will end well

oldegg said...

How this reminds me of days of yore. Thank heavens I just looked and wasted my money on the booze instead. Great atmosphere in this writing.

Jeni Mc said...

I'm so vain I want this to be about me.

Love it.