This is the fourth instalment of a story that I started as a 400 word writing exercise for my Creative Writing a month ago. If you’ve not read Part 1, Part 2 or Part 3, please do so before continuing. And thank you for all your encouraging comments on social media. As a result, I’ve decided to continue this story as a longer piece. If you’ve enjoyed this, tweet or comment and I’ll let you know when the next instalment is complete!
Time stood still for a moment, disturbed only by the church clock striking three.
“You must need to be getting back to work, Marcus, no?” Alice ventured.
“Um, no, I took the afternoon off. I wanted to prioritise our meeting,” I explained. “About Laura,” I paused “how often did you meet up with her? You said you got to know her quite well.”
“Yes. We met up fairly regularly, about once a fortnight I guess. She was so keen to talk and I was happy to accommodate. And she was – is – such a lovely girl,” she quickly corrected herself, looking slightly embarrassed at her faux pas. Continue reading