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Voice Week 2012

Voice Week is an experimental writing challenge to help us stretch our versatility in voice and tone. Each Voice Week participant writes five versions of the same story – from five different points of view. Then, October 1 through 5, we post, compare, sharpen, and grow.

It is organised by the BeKindRewrite Inspiration Monday team, and we’ll all be passing comment on each others’ stories.

My story is a snippet from a larger piece that is currently under construction and without title. The first submission is from the standard third person, narrator view point. Coincidentally it fits with the Voice Week prompt, An old man …

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Derek Trodd is sixty years old today. Happy birthday Derek. The blonde from the far side of the office bounced towards him. He focused on the computer screen, otherwise his eyes had a tendency to aim at her mountainous breasts, not that she seemed to mind.

“Hello Dez, happy birthday!”

“Oh, thank you, Chelsea.”

“I’ve got you a little pressy as it’s such a special day for you.” Chelsea Bunn was the junior admin girl, although her advancing years belied her position.

“That is very sweet of you, thanks.” Derek reached round the screen towards the packet she held out to him. His hands were magnetically attracted to the bulges in her tee shirt, but conscience got the better of him and he received his gift politely.

“I thought you would like to peel the wrapping off your special treat.”she said. He lifted his gaze to meet hers.

He paused, a hundred thoughts rushed through his usually barren imagination. All of them were smutty in varying degrees.

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(c) 2012, K Patrick Moody

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