The idea of doing writing challenges was to get into the habit of writing everyday, but that seems to have gone by the wayside a little! So I’ve done a couple recently – and enjoyed them thoroughly as I always do! (Mental note – really must do them every day!). As always I used the Writing Challenge app, where you get fed a word or a phrase and have one minute for each – timed.
She didn’t know his name – not his real one anyway. In her mind he was Hugo. He had a quiff and a glass eye.
“I don’t live here,” he’d said when he opened the door to let her in. “Just looking after the place.” Hugo stood back and let her in.
She went in and saw photos of him all over the place: mostly of him travelling. He was obviously very confused. He clearly did live here.
“This isn’t my key,” Hugo went on. “I’m just looking after it.” The key was put back in his pocket.
“Would you like to sit? I shouldn’t really offer. It’s not my house. I’m just looking after it. But sit if you would like.”
She sat and tried not to stare at him.
“I’m afraid I haven’t got any food in. It’s not my place you see.”
“Hugo. Do you know who I am?”
“No I’m not.”
“Can you tell me your real name?”
“Err yes…it’s…” Hugo pause. “I don’t remember.”