Roll – A – Prompt Romance Book
I let my youngest daughter pick which prompt book I should write a short story from. I then gave her one of her Scooby-Doo Dice and let her roll for me. She rolled for my character, my object, and my scenario.
The character number she rolled was # 4- Live Mannequin.
The object number she rolled was # 2 – Kitchen Timer.
The scenario number she rolled was # 3 – Bonfire at the Beach.
So here is the first chapter of my romance short story, Kitchen Timer.
Rodney stares at a couple as they walk through the mall, hand in hand. He shakes his head and looks around at the other coupes in the mall. Why did he even come today?
“Rodney, my man, there you are.”
Rodney turns to see his best friends, Bob and Theodore, heading his way. Oh, yea, shopping for their beach camping trip. He pulls his hand out of his jeans pocket and waves at them. Rodney looks at the camping store he has been standing in front of while waiting for his friends. The two mannequins in the front window catches his eye. A skinny bored looking female teenager has taken one down. The teenager removes the teal shirt and dark blue shorts, replacing them with a bright yellow sundress.
The teen stands the mannequin up, fixing the short brown hair. The teen pushes the hair from the mannequin’s painted face. Rodney stares into the mannequin’s pretty blue eyes. He chokes a little when he thinks he sees the mannequin wink at him.
Theodore pats Rodney on the back, catching him off guard. “Hey, you okay?”
Rodney turns to face his friends. “Yea, I’m okay. But I swear I just saw that mannequin wink at me.”
Theordore and Bob look at the mannequin before they look at each other. They raise their eyebrows. Rodney sees the worry on their face and shakes his head.
“Man, Rodney. Tessa breaking up with you has really done a number on you,” Bob says, slapping Rodney on the shoulder. “She left you two months ago.”
“Yea, and you are still waiting for her to come back. Rodney, she’s not coming back,” Theodore says. “Let’s get our camping stuff for beach trip in a couple of weeks.” He claps his hands and walks inside the store with Bob right behind him.
Rodney follows his friends into the store, his eyes traveling back to the mannequin in the front window.