Lucky crane

She was a waitress at one of the city’s most popular eateries. A few times a week he would dine there, asking to sit in her section. They’d pretend they weren’t a couple. He’d flirt, she’d flirt back. She would see that he got extra big helpings of food, he would leave her outlandish tips. Sometimes he would write love notes on her ticket.

On special occasions, he would fold one of the tip dollars into an origami piece of art. He left her cranes for good luck and dragons for protection just to see one of her bright smiles.

The 100 Word Challenge, a writing prompt created by Velvet Verbosity, takes a single theme to tell a story in only 100 words ~ no more, no less. This week’s theme is ‘Lucky.’

This piece is an adaptation from the NaNoWriMo project I’ve been writing this month. More of the entire rough draft can be found at ‘Where’s George.”

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I believe all good fiction includes an element of truth, and all good photography includes an element of fantasy. In this journal I hope to give voice to the stories swirling around in my head, and to capture the images I see through my camera’s lens.

10 thoughts on “Lucky crane

  1. what a good idea for a 100 words. The sweetness is undeniable.

    I would like to see this expanded.

    Digging your Nanowrimo novel installments.


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