Rosé Colored Glasses
Same corner stool, It’d become a habit, an end of the day ritual like her morning cup of java and cig. “God, I miss smoking in a bar.”
Unable to resist the way the light illuminated the bottles she snapped a shot, “Occupational hazard.”
“What’ll it be tonight, love? Red, White, Rosé?”
“Yes please.” She smirked.
“Double Balvenie on the rocks coming up”
“Keep em following Mick. I’m having a row.”
“Swallowing memories again?”
“Usually” she tipped her glass watching the dance of cubes.
“What’s it this time?”
“Just can’t decide what I need more- a divorce or an accident.”
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The conversation says so much about the character’s state of mind. Well done Dana.
Dear Dana, Hilarious and wonderful dialogue! She probably should just divorce – the other choice is so messy – and then you have to deal with those stupid laws – Great job! Nan 🙂
I hope for her sake she does divorce but the accident route would be so much fun to write. Thanks Nan
Oh, decisions, decisions. Well told story.
I know, right? I wonder what she’ll do. 😉
Clever and edgy story. Great dialogue. Cool title.
Thanks Patrick. I wanted to try writing most dialogue this time and see what would happen. Glad it comes through.
Such a great story, the atmosphere is palpable.
Thank you. I love hearing that.
She is SO real!! Loved this!
You can feel the resigned bitterness of this character. Nicely done.
Thank you. I was working on dialogue and am thrilled that came through.
Apt title for the story. She should go with the divorce I think. 😉 Great last line.
Thanks Rochelle. I played around with the title till I found one I thought worked. I agree divorce is probably the best option.
In the long run, divorce is safer, but perhaps less satisfying…. I wonder which side the coin will land on. Very well told tale.
Thanks Doug. I guess we’ll have to see which way she veers. Perhaps she should lay off the scotch.
Great dialogue says it all. I’d go for the divorce…
Me too! Has a much better trajectory. I may like watching orange is the new black but I wouldn’t want to star in it. 😉
I vote for the “accident”; write about it!!!
Now that would be a fun exercise. One accident coming up!
Yes, I want to read!
How about just a good lawyer and an AA meeting? 😉 Randy
I recommend the lawyer. It may be too soon to quit drinking.
Love the title and the last line!
Thanks Janet. I played around a bit till I landed on the title so that is good news.
The slippery slope of decay.. I the she will be divorced quickly in this way.. such a well written dialogue.. really paint the whole story…
Yes I hope she come to the divorce conclusion before one too many and an unsavory individual sits next to her and offer up assistance.