20081205

Real Life

by Jodi MacArthur

"In real life, Steve, people, like, really live their lives, and there are no twists and turns in the plot." Renee flipped her blonde hair away from her face. "Books are fake, and I'm not some character in those stupid stories you write. Those words you write, can't hold any truth, because in the end, I can burn that book and it all would be gone, but the words I'm speaking now are immortal - you can't burn them." Steve nodded his head, "But I can forget them." He penciled in his notebook, smiling, as she stomped away, her stilettos clicking on the sidewalk.

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Jodi MacArthur, exiled in deep southern Texas, is a Seattle author hoping to write her way back to the Pacific Northwest. In her spare time, she twitters at her beloved finches, Edgar and Emily, and drinks coffee - but never at the same time. She is the author of Zombie.

6 comments:

Pamila said...

Great. Very snappy piece. And good for Steve, he should forget her altogether.

Absolutely*Kate said...

Oh Jodi*Flair ... way to go! Love the click*click*click as it stick, stick, sticks . . . in the sfx of his mind ... oh those stilettos! ~ Absolutely*Kate, wishin' your NW Pacific dreams do come true (we have that in common too!)

paulbrazill said...

Smashing. as is Zombie, of course.

Doug Mathewson said...

With a flip, followed by a series of ever diminishing clicks, and she is gone gone gone from a much happier Steve.

Harry said...

Interesting to me that with so very little to go on Steve gets such easy billing as the clever hero. He get's the cool line for sure, but from what Renee tells me, he's really just kind of a dick. Yet another cool posting here Jodi!

Scot said...

i like the sound of stilettos leaving...good work