Saturday, April 10, 2010

100. The El Rocco Room


Although he walked this way every day, Percy had trouble negotiating the incline down Brougham Lane. The handles of the plastic bags were cutting into his palms, but he was buggered if he could remember where he had stashed Vinnie’s hose pieces. Vinnie was okay, considering he was an ‘eye-tie’.

Percy clocked the two china men sitting on the steps shovelling in their foul food. He was wary every time he came this way. He stopped for a breather and to change hands. Those council buggers had not emptied the hotel wheelie bins properly and, although he gave the hotel bloke a piece of his mind, bins had not been hosed out either.

Geez, he wished that Beryl from number 197 would slow down. Then he could ask if she wanted to catch the early show at the El Rocco Room with him. A bloke still has needs, yer know.

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7 comments:

Julie said...

Phew! # 100 which adds up to 15,000 words thus far this year out of an aim of just below 55,000 words. This week coming I have selected 7 images that include some with no people at all. Let's see what I can do with just a landscape.

diane said...

Congrats on number 100. You are going well. I get the urge to join in sometimes but then laziness gets the better of me.

Janet said...

Wow - 100/15,000 words - way to go, Julie! Now that's dedication.

I liked this piece - you're deep in Percy's point of view, something I struggle with. And I loved the colorful language.

Favorite line: The handles of the plastic bags were cutting into his palms, but he was buggered if he could remember where he had stashed Vinnie’s hose pieces.

Looking forward to the landscape Riffs (and, although I don't comment all the time, I always come by for a read).

bunnygirl said...

This is nicely done and I'm impressed by your project. You might like this new writing prompt site I found this week: Thursday Tales. They post a picture and you have a week to write about it.

In answer to the question you asked on my blog, there's a lengthy explanation of the fictional "Telo" disease in the sidebar of my blog or you can just follow this link: Telo.

Calico Crazy said...

Congrats on reaching 100! I like how we get to experience this walk so complete from Percy's pov.

Grandma said...

Congratulations. I feel good about posting every day, but you certainly take this to a much higher level.

You really sucked me in to Percy's world. Nicely done.

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Joan Elizabeth said...

I can smell it!