Here I am to present to you a grand tribute to the gallant letter G. Can G actually be gallant? I don't know, but I felt like saying it, so I did. Today I have another drabble for you. I have drawn inspiration from today's word and condensed it into exactly 100 words.
Today's word: GROUSE
There are two definitions of this word, but since there are no birds present, I think you can assume I went with the other definition, which is to complain.
Colin sat in his car smoking a cigarette. His mother would kill him if she knew. As it was, she was already considering kicking him out of the house.
Alone in the high school parking lot, he waited.
The cover of night cast the school in shadow. It looked like an entirely different place.
A couple of minutes later, the short, plump form of Mel Davenport appeared and slipped into the passenger seat. A bruise marred her left cheek.
“My dad’s hitting me again.”
Colin nodded. “My mom says I’m nothing but a disappointment.”
Mel nodded in understanding. “That sucks.”
And since we're doing the letter G today, I thought I'd share an interesting infographic that has to do with grammar. One of my favorite TV shows, Red Dwarf, is mentioned, so I just had to share it. This comes from http://www.grammarly.com/grammar-check.
My takeaway is that proper grammar never hurts!