Tuesday, 15 October 2013

SWEET REVENGE - by Margo Prentice

Margo took the Grind Café Writers’ Group “Free-write Challenge” at this year’s Summer Dreams Literary Arts Festival at Trout Lake, Vancouver. The brave drew random prompts then took a break from the fest to go sit under a tree, and let it rip for 10 minutes without stopping in a free-write—and see what emerged. Braver yet, they agreed to let us post their raw version. So remember, this is unedited, unfinished output. Thanks to all participants.
Prompt: Can you think of one area of your life that you’d be willing to change by 10pm tonight? Write about that—what, how and why that.
I want to change something tonight. I will be telling my former best friend that I’m okay with her marrying MY John. After all, we haven’t spoken in years. 
I’m over it: my new love is ten times the man John ever was. Like the t-shirt says: 


Yes, I will—tonight, between seven and ten. Phoning is best, or email? Got a few hours to decide whether email or phone. 
Or maybe a card with a note, all flowery and pastel-coloured?
No, I think I’m still mad at her. Swallow it, Maggie, admit to yourself -- re-connect. You don’t have to see John at all; you can brag about how great your marriage is and how successful your business venture has been. 
Oh, I love the sweet revenge element of it all. Why? Do I miss her that much, or do I want her to realize what a loser John really is?   
Ah, yes, a phone call at 8:30.
©2013 Margo Prentice

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