Friday, December 22, 2017

Week in Seven Words #375

digits
Entering numbers into a form, carefully, on a laggard computer that decides at odd moments to step out for the computer equivalent of a coffee break.

drying
Thick sheets of rain sweep past the movie theater's marquee. The lobby is stuffy and has a dusty, buttery smell.

flustered
They like improv but are also afraid of it, because it's too unpredictable. They hold back, undermining the scene, for fear of saying something unacceptably weird.

mingled
There's a lot of reassurance to be found in a shared pizza and companionable silence.

speakeasy
It's a roaring 20s theme party, where the gals show off their gams in shimmery knee-length dresses that shiver as they dance.

tied
The interviewer acts like he's trying to corral a horse. He wants the rage of denial, the flare of indignation. Followed by inevitable submission.

unicorn
Sometimes, making them laugh is as simple as holding a staring contest with the head of a unicorn.

2 comments:

Brian Joseph said...

A roaring twenties theme party sounds so cool! I am thinking that getting costumes for everyone including commitments to participate would be difficult.

HKatz said...

It is, definitely, but it's very fun to pull off (also you can give people a lot of leeway with costumes - some people got more into it than others; some people were more into supplying the alcohol than dressing up; it all balanced out).