Daily Prompt: The Clock | The Daily Post

The Daily Prompt is a writing exercise/challenge executed by the creative people over at WordPress with the hope to inspire daily writing.  This exercise is:  Write about anything you’d like. Somewhere in your post, include the sentence, “I heard the car door slam, and immediately looked a the clock.”  Here is mine.  I will tag a bunch of other people’s submissions as well.  I hope you enjoy.

All I had to do was stand across the street next to the two trees and watch the front door of his house.  How hard could that really be?  It was a warm night and I had a full pack of cigarettes.  They told me that nothing would happen until at least 9:30, so I showed up at ten minutes after nine, just to make sure I didn’t miss them.

I could see movement in the house, shadows passing from room to room behind drawn curtains, the flicker of a TV.

A notification came through on my phone, I had a new Words With Friends game and the first word my opponent played was ‘SPECIAL.’  Getting a bingo on the first move is pretty, well, special, so I immediately played ‘SMASHED’ off the S.  They played ‘DELVE’ off the D and I turned it into ‘DELVED’ with ‘DROUGHT’.

The game went on, fast and furious, double and triple word scores, solid blocks of letters making words in all directions filling up entire corners, adding a hundred points at each turn.

I heard the car door slam, and immediately looked at the clock.

It was 10:45, the lights of the house were dark, it’s occupants long gone.  I had no idea when they left, what direction they were headed, or what I was going to tell my bosses.

Daily Prompt: The Clock | The Daily Post.

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