I decided I really must do the lifein1973 drabble challenge before I forgot how to do it altogether. What came out was 129 words, and although I quite like the finished drabble, I felt that something had been lost, so this is the original with a bit of editing. I'm not claiming this is better, because I think it needs a bit more work that it's never going to get, but I thought I'd post it anyway just so's I can keep on thinking of myself as a LOM writer *g*
Gene had never realised how B.T. - Before Tyler - his thinking had started to run in predictable tracks. Give him a list of five words, and he’d come up with a list of five tired old phrases. Then Sam had breezed in and changed everything. There had been:
Suffering fools gladly
He’d dealt with Tyler on that basis to start with. He’d lasted all of two minutes, because right from the beginning this was:
An affair of the heart
Never before had his heart been so affaired. Which sounded a lot like afeard, when you thought about it. So what he’d obviously needed was:
The hair of the dog
Which was a fine old remedy and one that Gene had always sworn by. Trouble was, ‘the morning after’ now had a whole new meaning. Now, they were:
Stars of the silver screen
He really felt that way sometimes; as if he and Sam were moving weightlessly through some director’s vision of a life, a life so perfect he could scarcely believe it. More than that, it was:
A dream come true
Or it would have been, if he’d ever dared dream such a thing.
But it was definitely true.