Before After

Before After

“You’re late,” she jokes. He wipes his face with a smile and chuckles. “I’m kidding!” she attempts. “Oh, yea, you know. I know. I get it. And I’m not late,” he explains; “I told you between five fifteen and five thirty.” She looks down at her watch that reads five forty-five. “I know. I just thought I’d be cute,” she flirts. He motions for her to walk toward him, “Yea, you’re adorable.”

As they near the helicopter, he speaks privately with the pilot about something. She stands and waits patiently in slight discomfort as she never knows exactly what to do with her hands. Eventually, he climbs in the chopper and yells at her to get in. “I’ve never been on a helicopter,” she shouts as some helper buckles her in and gets her set up with headgear. “Most people haven’t,” he explains.

“You must travel a lot. Where all have you been?” she asks, excited and jovial. “I’ve been everywhere, baby,” he smirks. “Yea, I bet, but where exactly?” she prods. “Well, you know, a little here, a little there,” he dismisses. “Oh, I get it,” she sighs, “but have I offended you or something?” “Well, I mean, when I say everywhere, I mean, everywhere,” he defends. “Oh, well, I guess I didn’t think you literally meant everywhere,” she clarifies. “I think you mean figuratively,” he corrects.

 


 

Exercise Explanation: The last paragraph was written first off of a prompt, and then a fellow writer told me what happened just before the paragraph, and then, the beginning of the scene was constructed.