17 March 2009

PROMPTuesday #47

So today is Tuesday and I'm taking the Prompt route today. Again go see San Diego Momma for more info and read her comments of the post to get to some other really great posts for this prompt. There are A LOT of talented people around!

Here's the deal for this week: Use in a story/poem: a skein of red yarn, a comb and a bottle of water.

(internal voice...I hope this doesn't suck...)

The Red Yarn Club was just getting started, as it does every other Tuesday night. Usually late but today for some reason everyone has arrived on time. I am surprised because usually at least one of these women is running late as she finishes up her tasks at home that allow her an evening of fun, talk and of course knitting. We are a group of strong women, thus the name of Red Yarn Club. Red is a strong color and we are strong women so we thought it appropriate to give this name to our group. The group is a melting pot of women who are in all phases of life. Some show up after a day of hard work at the office, working at home with the kids, and some show up like they just rolled out of bed and didn't even bother to run a comb through her hair. And it's all OK. We are strong not judgemental.
We gather in our knitting circle and settle into nice conversation. The chairs are comfy and roomy and allow us to spread out all our goods. The good thing about this conversation is, it's easy to come in and out of it. We all know way too much about each other. More then we probably should. Someone gets up and passes out bottles of water, sometimes it's beer, wine or pop. Depends on whose turn it is to bring the beverage, and today it's water. I certainly don't mind it. The room is kind of warm tonight and the cool bottle is refreshing in my hands.
I am working on my project when the gal next to me, Lou, starts to cry. Lou is in the middle of personal crisis and often uses the knitting time as an escape from her everyday struggle. She is young and very pretty. It's unfortunate she is dealing with such drama in her life.
I set my items down and comfort her.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Still think you should write a book

blognut said...

This is good - it sounds so real.

g said...

I like this. It draws me in. It has a real character's voice, too. What happens next?

San Diego Momma said...

I want to join a knitting circle! You conveyed the quiet support and strength of the group very well with your writing.

stephanie (bad mom) said...

The closeness & ease of these women is clear - lovingly portrayed.

My favorite part, for its simple, tender sound:

"We gather in our knitting circle and settle into nice conversation. The chairs are comfy and roomy and allow us to spread out all our goods. The good thing about this conversation is, it's easy to come in and out of it."

Anonymous said...

I found myself leaning in close to my computer completely enthralled in the story! Very good-I wanted more :)You shoud add writing a book to your to-do list
Deanna

Crystal said...

I wish I could knit...I would SO join the Red Yarn Club. :)