Sunday Writing Prompt — The Quiet One

“Aren’t you the quiet one?” he said. It wasn’t a question as much as an observation. “You seem like someone who would be more of the incandescent type, someone who would want to be right in the thick of things, standing in the circle, entertaining the crowd with your storied tales of the realm. But there you sit, with nobody paying any attention to you.”

“I like it this way,” she said.

“I find it hard to believe that an attractive woman like you wants to be sitting alone. Wouldn’t you rather be sharing your time with a handsome, intelligent, interesting guy like me? You need to live the dream.”

She placed her finger to her lips and said, “Shh.”

“Ah, I see what the problem is,” he said. “You are seeking a formal introduction. Fine, my name is Alec. And yours is?”

“Alec,” she said, “you are fleet of tongue and probably full of drink, but I am thoroughly fine on my own.” She stood up, smiled, and said, “I encourage you to try your catfishing in a different lake.

Then she turned around and walked away.

Written for the Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Sunday Writing Prompt. Photo credit: Also for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (incandescent/nobody), Ragtag Daily Prompt in the circle), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (realm/thorough) nobody), MMA Storytime (dream/catfish), The Daily Spur (introduction/drink), Your Daily Word Prompt (fleet), and catfish

15 thoughts on “Sunday Writing Prompt — The Quiet One

  1. Sadje July 18, 2021 / 9:39 pm

    That was a set down! Good writing

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  2. bushboy July 18, 2021 / 11:48 pm

    Excellent put down. Thanks for joining in Fandango 🙂

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  3. Nope, Not Pam July 19, 2021 / 3:20 am


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  4. Marleen July 19, 2021 / 11:26 am

    Being fleet of tongue and full of drink made me think of a medieval style (but not old) song I listened to and liked recently. But, alas, I couldn’t find it again. I like how she first just said, “Shh.”

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