Today, for the first time, I'm joining Lillie McFerrin for Five Sentence Fiction where the prompt this week is "awkward", and the task is to write a compelling story in just five sentences. Here is mine....
Brenda was thoroughly enjoying her new friendship with her coworker Pam, exchanging tidbits of their lives and slowly getting to know one another.
Home from an exciting Friday night encounter with a new guy she'd met at the local tavern, she rushed to her computer to share all the details in an email to Pam.
"He is sooo handsome", Brenda wrote, "he was wearing this blue sweater that matched his eyes perfectly, and before long we were kissing and cuddling in a dark corner of the bar."
"Then we came back to my apartment for a nightcap, and well... one thing led to another and the sex was amazing, I can't get the scent of his Black Forrest cologne off my mind."
Pam, weary from yet another night of staying up waiting for her husband to return home from working late, read Brenda's email early the next morning, shortly after picking up Frank's blue sweater from the bedroom floor where he'd left it in a heap with the rest of his clothes, all smelling like a mixture of his favorite Black Forrest and something else she couldn't quite put her finger on.