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Monday, 18 July 2011

Dress code Rock Chick

The Write on Wednesday prompt for this week was to log in to Facebook or Twitter and write down the first update you see.  Set the timer for 5 minutes and write the first words that come into your head.




Write On Wednesdays


Gills prompts always make me want to sit down and write something straight away and that's what I tend to do with very little editing I write it, post it and then think about it.



“Dress code Rock Chick!!  Time for a wardrobe rethink …….”

She contemplated the outfit laid out on the bed.  Normally a fairly confident person she was unused to self doubt (well, in her personal appearance anyway).

There was a fine line between sexy and sad as you got older and, although she didn’t feel, it the truth was that there would probably be lots of twenty something’s out there.  She didn’t feel the need to compete with them. She was happy in her own skin. But getting this right suddenly seemed so important.

Studying herself in the mirror she touched the tousled hair untamed for just one night.  The smoky eyes dominated her face, her lips a soft red.  Dressed all in black, skin tight jeans and high heeled boots accentuated the length of her legs.  The silky top caressing her curves rather than exposing them and the wide leather belt with silver studs slung around her hips added that rock chick effect. 

All that was needed was her favourite jewellery, a mist of perfume and she was good to go. Picking up the delicate silver bangle with the turquoise stone she hesitated for just a moment before slipping it over her wrist.

With a deep breath and a bright smile she gently closed the door on the doubts in her mind.

25 comments:

Jenny Stephens said...

My favorite line, "She didn't need to compete with them. She was comfortable in her own skin."

I wasn't comfortable in mine UNTIL I was 20 something!! haha Now that I am 20 something, I still don't feel like there is any competition, beauty is everywhere and in everyone. :)

Have a STELLAR morning! LOVED the post!!

Jenny @ Jems From Jenny

E. said...

Great piece Sarah.

I really liked the tousled hair untamed for just one night part. It made me think she was a straitlaced business woman or librarian. Was she?

House of Prowse said...

ooh where was she going? Was she naughty in her costume? What would you change now you have read it back?

Sarah Mac said...

Thanks Jenny. I think in my 20's I though I ruled the world. Life sometimes has a hbbit of knocking you down but it's the getting back up again that really counts.

Well E, like most of the things write there is a personal element in this. I think she's someone who has supressed her inner rock chick but it's stll there waiting to be released.


I probably wouldnt change much on this one HoP, the odd word here and there maybe. She was going out to do something that she hadn't done for too long, lose herself in the music and dance. Was she naughty? Ha ha, well, the opportunity was there had she chosen it.

Anne said...

That's just great Sarah. I love it. I think that's the way I like to tackle Wednesday's challenge. Don't think about it too much and just get words on paper (or screen). This is one of your best!

Anne xx

Sarah Mac said...

Thanks Anne :) xx

Naughty Mumma said...

Love it! I could practically see her and I would love to know more, great job!

Aakriti said...

Hey Sarah....hie!!:) dropping by from WOW...loved the way u penned down a sweet story on ur prompt...we all have our ways..
ur words brought a beautiful imagery in my mind:) nice one
Aakriti
http://aakritimalik.blogspot.com/2011/07/write-on-wednesdays.html

Naomi said...

I really like this. I think confidence is something we all tackle from time to time.
I love the untamed hair sentence too. Also the silver bangle sentence, something about it seems to give a her a sense of confidence.

Sarah Mac said...

Thank you NM, this is one that could possibly have a continuation, there's a lot more to say about her :)

So glad you like it Aakriti, thank you for your lovely comment.

It's funny you picked up on the bangle Naomi, it was significant but I didn't expect anyone else to realise that.

belamieandco said...

Loved this peice, I can fully relate to the feelings of the situation and the description of the outfit is really vivid

Sarah Mac said...

Thanks Belamie :)

Jodie Ansted said...

Ooh now I wanna know what made her hesitate about the jewelry!

Loved it Sarah.

jennifersmart said...

What a wonderful visual image you conjured! I liked the tousled hair & jewellery lines too.

Sarah Mac said...

Thank you Jodie and Jenny. I've written a part two but there's more I want to say so who knows, maybe a part 3 :)

Jayne said...

I have such a clear picture of your character - she's immediately likeable because we see the chink in her armour (I pictured her hiding behind her appearance to some degree). Wonderful, vivid description.

Sarah Mac said...

You're absolutely right Jayne,she is vunerable but it's carefully hidden. She doesn't give herself away easily or to many people. Thank you for you comment:)

InkPaperPen said...

Well Done! I felt sad for your character. I wonder why she hesitated with her favorite piece of jewellery? You made good use of your prompt. Loving reading more and more of your writing each week, Sarah! Great idea for this week's prompt

Gill

Sarah Mac said...

Thank you Gill, well, you certainly got more this week!

The Musings Of A Small One said...

I loved this. I could really picture her. Was this based on someone you know? Or on yourself? Intrigued to find out! Zx

Sarah Mac said...

It is me Z. It's a mixture of fact and fiction (or a sight expansion of fact anyway). The evening happened pretty much the way I described it with a few of the details changed and the bangle really does exist. x

ClaireyHewitt said...

I really enjoyed that, I wanted to keep reading.

Sarah Mac said...

Thanks Claire. There are more adventures of Rock Chick you can find in my WoW page in my sidebar (and a few I've yet to link up/write).

Really glad you like it :)

Life In A Pink Fibro said...

Great post Sarah. So much detail in here. I could see her!

Visiting fromo the Rewind.

MultipleMum said...

Loving the variety of posts on this week's Weekend Rewind. I love this creative piece - the Rock Chick sounds ready to take on the world! Thanks for linking x