This week’s challenge from http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/ is to write between 33 and 333 words, including the word ‘pedantic’, with the definition ‘unimaginative’.
Carrie and George were an average couple. He was a doctor, she was a painter. They had a cat named Fluffles, and a goldfish named Spike. They lived in a second-floor apartment in London, and things were just tickety-boo. Or so they seemed…
Four years into their relationship, Carrie began to get restless. Her paintings, and her moods, became increasingly erratic. George began to get restless too. He wanted to marry Carrie. He liked how this rhymed. He wanted children too. He told Carrie, and there was a big fight.
Carrie laughed at him for being so pedantic. Marriage? Children? Who wanted those?! So unimaginative! She told George she didn’t want to be with him anymore. She was going to travel, see the world, walk barefoot through Thailand, eat pizza in Rome, and drink tequila in Mexico. She was going to paint everything she saw along the way.
She packed up and left right there and then. George was sad, but knew he’d find someone else to marry and have kids with.
As Carrie crossed the road outside their London flat, she did not see the bus come around the corner.
Her skull hit the kerb with a crack.