A Weekend Writing Challenge

A dear friend of mine, wanted to set a writing challenge for the both of us to do.  We had to select a book at random (within the room).  Find either a novel or a short story, copy down the last sentence and use this as the first line of your (my) new story.  Up to 500 words.

I chose one of the books I got for Christmas, called ‘The Christmas Guest by Daisy Bell’.


And I might be imagining it, but I’m sure that in reply I see the flicker of a smile in those yellow-green eyes.

Lisa was my best friend and we had made a pact.  We loved the film Thelma and Louise and loved the idea of the freedom that they shared. A chance to be our own person and answer to no-one.

We had been saving for what seemed like forever and it was now our time to be free and explore the whole of America.  I thought at first, she had doubts about leaving, but once I asked her, the glint in her eyes was unmistakable.  Lisa was ready and willing.

We packed our bags, not much, just some clothes and the bare essentials.  Anything else we would need, we can get on the road.

We were heading to Vegas.  Well, that was to be our first stop.  Win a little extra cash on the slots and have a little fun.  Actually, have a lot of fun.

Unfortunately, there was an underlying reason for our journey.

Originally we were going to be the new Thelma and Louise, but then Lisa was diagnosed with Leukemia.  So our intention, or rather mine, was to see as much as we can in the short time we still had together.

Our trip of a lifetime, her bucket list complete in one.

Our first Stop in Vegas, The Venetian.  Check into our suite and take a ride on a gondola.



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