Welcome to Fiction Friday – A Simple Scene
Where are the characters hanging out?
Who are they?
What are they doing?
What is the mood of the scene?
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A Simple Scene
“Has anybody seen Maggie?” Georgia unshouldered her backpack. It slid down her leg and thudded at her feet.
Mark stared dumbly and shrugged an ‘I don’t know’ before turning back to his gadget.
“How ‘bout you, Nate? Linda?” Georgia slid down the wall and came to a sitting crouch next to her pack. “Damn it. What is the first rule?”
“Always leave a note on the board.” Mark said in a tired monotone still working at the jumble of wires with tweezers and a small melting machine that looked like the offspring of a glue gun and soldering iron.
“Why do we always need to leave a note?” Georgia was ramping up to a lecture. She waited for the next response.
The library remained silent.
“Come on Georgia, we aren’t children.” Linda said as she gathered her pack. “I’ll look for her while I’m on watch, but I don’t think she left. At least not for ‘out there.’”
“I think she went up to the Historical room. I don’t know what she does, but it keeps her from going bat shit.” Nate said from the meeting room. “I’ve got some food from the back room of the Café up the street. I suspect we’ll all feel better if we eat something.”
“I’ll go up and check on Maggie if you’ll please go eat something.”
Georgia stood up and retrieved her pack. “Come on Mike, take a break, let’s see what Nate scrounged up for us.”
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