Creative Writing 2 – Two Old Men

This week’s assignment is not just a mere “What’s going on here?” exercise.  Who are these men?  What are they talking about?  Whatever history you choose to include, only one thing is required:  What bit of information is causing the look on the one man’s face?

Bonus points if you provide dialogue!  Ready…. Go!

Taking a break from their daily afternoon walk around the neighborhood, Harv and Ben rest on the hard concrete stoop of the old church a couple blocks from their retirement complex.

Harv asks, “Did you see that?”

“I’m trying to—can’t quite see without my glasses.” Ben rubbed his eyes and strained to make something more than far away blobs. “I hear the commotion but not much else.”

“Well, it looks like one of those new-fangled hover cars ran into a black, vintage Model-T.”

“Are you sure that’s what it is?”

“Yes. The Model-T must have stalled, the other driver was not paying attention and ran right into it.” Explained Harv, trying to describe what happened.

Both of the drivers had stepped out of their vehicles and were yelling at each other. Two other cars behind them were honking at the disabled cars to get out of the way. Someone across the street was on his portable phone, probably reporting the incident.

A couple minutes later Ben said, “It sounds like the police are on their way.”

Harv agreed, “We should probably get back. It’s almost supper time.”

With that, the two companions struggled to their feet. Harv had the help of his cane and was standing first. He put out his hand to help up his friend and they began the slow trek back up the street to home.


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