Weekend Writing Warriors: Anti-Cupids (Indigestion by Association)

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Last week, we enjoyed a description of the lovely Dennis, illustrated by an image of the equally lovely torso of Mr. Chris Evans.

This week, we’ve skipped past a few paragraphs explaining that Lacy the Grossly Underpaid Intern gave Dennis her lunch (for reasons that are obvious to us, but not him, for various reasons), so all of you who were concerned that the poor boy was starving himself toiling over the McAllister account can rest easy.

Jack has just told Dennis that he and Renee went to the Jade Garden instead of Szabó’s.

I was a little surprised by that myself.

Bismuth Pepto

“You hate that place,” Dennis said.

“I don’t hate it.”

“Last time you went there, you said—“

“Okay, yeah. I did.” His photographer’s eye could appreciate the beautiful presentations at the Jade Garden, but his stomach couldn’t help noticing that the plating involved a lot of empty china surrounding uninspired food.

It wasn’t sitting well, either—though he wasn’t sure if that was his lunch or Renee’s unprovoked bitchiness towards a woman she’d just met. Viv had held her own, but he felt . . . not guilty, but embarrassed by association.


We’ve all been there, Jack . . . though probably not under the same circumstances.

At least this proves that Jack was not unaware of Renee’s unprovoked attack on Viv, in case you were wondering.  I wonder if he’ll be able to think of someway to show Viv he doesn’t condone Renee’s behavior, without actually bringing it up, which would be all kinds of awkward?

Hmmm . . .