OLWG · writing

OLWG#144- CAFESSA Jalisco

This second take was written for OLWG#144



Lupe came home with her arms loaded down by charts that showed footprints and numbers. She had pictures of dancers performing common steps and turns. She was excited to tell Guillermo about what she had learned that evening. She’d learned some of the histories of Salsa dancing. She knew that Salsa was primarily a Cuban and Puerto Rican art and had been influenced by many different dances, such as Mambo, Chá, Yambú, Guaracha, Abakuá, Comparsa, Changuí, Lukumí, Palo Montel, and even the Rumba.

She wanted to dance. She wanted to dance with Guillermo, but he was passed out on the couch surrounded by full ashtrays and empty beer bottles. There must have been two dozen empties on the table in front of him and laying on the carpet. The CAFESSA Jalisco game was on the TV with the sound turned up way too loud.

“Oh no, no, no, no,” Lupe said to no one in particular; then she turned on her heel and walked back out the front door.

 


The prompts were:

  1. is that a no, then?
  2. staring out the window
  3. numbers and charts

OLWG · writing

OLWG#144- Lupe y Guillermo

This was written for OLWG#144



Lupe stared at the windscreen as she sat in the driver’s seat of her five year old silver Prius and pounded on the steering wheel with the heels of both hands.

She muttered under her breath, “¡Pendejo!” she said it again. Then she thought aloud “Guillermo es un holgazán I wouldn’t even be in this trouble if he would only take me dancing.” She took the pistol out from beneath the driver’s seat and tucked it next to her thigh. Then she turned on the blinker and pulled slowly out into the flow of traffic heading east.


The prompts were:

  1. is that a no, then?
  2. staring out the window
  3. numbers and charts