Canadiens Red

  • Elliot turns away. Amelia mustn’t see his tears. First time she’s let him hold her hand, too.  Worst timing ever.
  • Elliot’s gone weird. He’s facing the other way. I’ve followed the guidelines in the book. Hard, though, I want to kiss him. When he brushed against my hand, I didn’t pull away. Mistake?
  • The knitting woman watches. She used to knit matching sweaters for the twins – their mother couldn’t afford Habs merchandise. When Benny died in the accident, Elliot shut out everyone. But he’s been going for walks with this girl for a while. Time he told her. It’ll help.

I reckon I need to shed some light on the origin of this one:

  • It’s my take on today’s Writing 101 prompt (A man and a woman walk through the park together, holding hands. They pass an old woman sitting on a bench. The old woman is knitting a small, red sweater. The man begins to cry. Write this scene.) and the twist that goes with it (write the scene from three different points of view: from the perspective of the man, then the woman, and finally the old woman). How do you cram three different PoVs into one hundred words? Well, obviously I had to try.
  • For those of you who aren’t from Canada or happen to pay attention to the NHL: I read red sweater and thought of the Montreal Canadiens. Habs is one of their nick names. I’m not a Habs fan, and I haven’t even adopted them as my ersatz team to root for in the playoffs with my team out, so I’ve no idea why I went, ‘oooh, Habs red’…