The Trifecta Challenge this week is to write a piece between 33 and 333 words that uses the following definition of the word intention:
“a) what one intends to do or bring about; b) the object for which a prayer, mass or pious act is offered”
This piece is meant to be part of a larger fictional story I am working on and is a continuation from last week’s entry.
“You know, this is never the way friends are supposed to meet,” Sam said as she blew the steam away from the rim of her coffee cup. Alex, having made her delivery, was enjoying a nice Starbucks and a scone with Sam. The delivery of the note had gone seamlessly. To her relief, Deanna had given her a quizzical look and accepted the envelope with no argument and without opening it immediately. Alex had a chance to slip between Deanna’s Ford Focus and a Nissan Frontier before further communication could occur.
“Well, we do all have something in common. As a matter of fact, several of us have at least two things in common,” Alex pointed out.
“Well, other than the fact that we are all enjoying the castoffs of another woman, many members of the club are dealing with the never-ending drama of having been the other woman,” Sam agreed.
“We get a bad rep, you know.”
“Alex, keep in mind that for the most part, mistresses are given a bad reputation for a reason,” chided Sam. “If you look at it from the point of view of the wife, you’ve swept in, offered her husband something she can’t, and then destroyed her marriage.”
‘Sam, when you met John was it your intention to cause upheaval?” asked Alex as she stuck a small bite of pastry into her mouth.
“Of course it wasn’t. I have worked every day since trying to repair the damage. Shelley and I went out for a drink the other night. I think she is finally ready for a cease-fire. Of course, that could also be because Natalie left a note on her doorstep three weeks ago.”
“Oh yeah! Did she know it was from you?”
“Does it matter? She has stopped the incessant texting, so it’s a vast improvement.”