In Lieu of a Punching Bag (CampNaNo excerpt 2)

100 word excerpt from Scarlett; she's looking for someone to punch
photo by Dan Watson

Same guy who tried to chat her up earlier’s waiting for her when she steps out of the ladies. He’d better try something stupid because splashing her face with cold water didn’t help. She’s still furious.

‘Lost your bodyguard?’

He takes a step towards her.

‘I wouldn’t.’

She has to warn him so she can say he’s been warned.

‘Or what?’

He lunges to grab her. She slams him to the floor. Before she gets to throw a punch, though, Herman stops her. He looms over the guy and snarks, ‘Didn’t your mum teach you never to talk to strangers?’


It is, again, entirely coincidental that the Moral Monday’s prompt this week seemed tailor-made for one of my scenes today – cheers Nortina!


If she knew how
much she’ll want to
lose these memories,
would she still
to archive
every single moment?


If you’re wondering what’s going on here, this month I’m writing short poems combining NaPoWriMo and CampNaNo while I’m trying to finish a novel. The last few days, the poems were closely related to my story – I shall try to make them a bit less dependant on knowing all of the plot. How did I do?