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Text from a Friend 1/13-1/19

Postby Brian » Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:03 am


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Text from a Friend 1/13-1/19

Postby Brian » Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:03 am

You're at a U2 concert when you receive a text from a friend that says, "You'll never believe what just happened to me!" In the form of a text chat, find out what happened to your friend.

Please limit your response to 500 words or fewer.

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Re: Text from a Friend 1/13-1/19

Postby BingoBill » Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:25 am

'WTF happened' I texted while looking for him in the midst of the surging humanity.

Got bckstage!

'No!'

'U got 2 b Kidding' I texted in awe and disbelief.

'LOL gr8t time! Bono gave me atogrph!'


atogrph?

'AUTOPRAPH! picture 2!'

'Where r u now,' I was texting as fast as possible on the small Nokia.

'look at stage'

I look up from the maelstrom at the edge of the mosh pit to the immense stage. Bono was in high form dressed in his alter ego as Mephisto and singing away to the orgasmic glee of the forty thousand enraptured fans who shared the infield with me. To the left of the stage, neatly corralled by a duo of security guards stood my friend, a poop unicorns and rainbows grin stretching from ear to ear as he watched from the shadows.

'NO poop unicorns and rainbows' I hit send and then stretched out the phone for a quick picture hoping against experience to capture the site on the small lens.

He was ignoring the phone in his hand as a large gorrila of a guard took him by the arm and lead him away from the side of the stage, the same grin a plastered icon of beauty across his face.

Later, next to the gauntlet of T-shirt stands we met and finally talked:

"How did you get up there?"
"I was looking for the mens's room and went through the wrong door. Someone handed me a box of sandwiches and told me to take it to the green room," he was holding a brown paper bad with wondrous joy, " I have Bono's lunch." He held the stained bag with religious awe and I wondered if there might be a bite from a gifted mouth on that scrap of whole wheat.

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RE: Text from a Friend 1/13-1/19

Postby neilp » Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:42 am

K, what?
U gotta ask!
I’m a lil busy
Dude ask me what happened
OK what?
I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance…LOL
You’re bloody kidding me
No, really I did
You’re kidding me. You message me while I’m at the concert for that?
Concert, which one?
U2
Ohhh.
Yeah, hang on…


There?
Yeah.
Sorry for bugging you at the concert man.
That’s alright. I just gave your number to thousands of fans and told them why I was taking so long.
C’mon Bono, don’t do that…crap gotta go I got 15, 50, 200 new messages..

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Re: Text from a Friend 1/13-1/19

Postby joshuadpeterson » Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:59 am

"No, YOU won't believe what just happened!"
"OK. You go first."
"Mine's bigger, you should go first."
"K. You remember Claire Brown?"
"Nah."
"She was at Alex's party a few weeks back."
"Oh. K. What about her?"
"I nailed her."
"Damn. Congrats, man! Was she hot?"
"Yeah. She's a freak. Now u."
"Oh. You know that guy Dylan you work with?"
"Yeah. What did he do, bro?"
"Me."

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Re: Text from a Friend 1/13-1/19

Postby telesophic » Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:51 pm

UL never believe what just happened to me!
Tell me.
I just saw Bono in the toilet!
Right.
No, I did!
He’s on stage goof!
No thats not him. Its his double.
What?
Bono has a double sing his songs.
UR nuts.
No its true swear.
Y would he be in the john? Y was he talking to u?
Hes taking teh night off.
Bull.
He was talking to sum guys and signing autographs.
So whos the guy up there?
His names Simon. Bono met him at karaoke.
What r u smoking?
No really.
Bono does karaoke?
Sure. Over at Coolies on fifth.
How cum its not on the news?
He wears a hat.
U are on sumthing arent u?
So he met Simon and he does his voice real well.
And Simon looks like Bono?
U notice how big those sunglases r?
So y is he at the concert how cum he didnt go party or sumthing?
He sez its his night out he does what he wants.
Y was Bono talking with you?
I gave him my beer.
So r u still talking to him?
No he had to go back.
Hes there with someone?
Yeah he met some friends at karaoke theyre gonna go backstage.
And what sing backup?
I dunno.
So did u tell Jeanie?
She doesnt believe me.
I dont believe you.
He said to shout Simon out to the stage and hell raise his sunglasses.
Im right near stage Im gonna shout.
Go ahead UL c.
So?
OMG OMG OMG
What did I tell u?
Did u get autograph?
Yeah he signed my beer cup.
Cool Ill see u 2morrow l8rs.
L8rs say hi to Simon 4 me.

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RE: Text from a Friend 1/13-1/19

Postby leftnwrite08 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:46 pm

omg, u'll never guess wat just happnd 2 me!
???
tried 2 find the bathroom, got lost, wound up backstage.
omgosh, 2funny! LOL
no, but, i saw this room that looked like a bathroom, so i walk in & it's BONO!
WAT? r u jking?!
NO! its SO cool, he's like the nicest guy EVR!
ur such a liar! where r u?
i'm telling u, i'm w bono!
liar. ur such a jerk.
fine, i wont get u his auto then.
wait ... r u being serious?!?! =:-0
YES! he's going to let me come on STAAAGE!!
omg omg omg! can i come w u?!
sry, dude, gotta go ... time 4 my drink w the queen of england
wat?
dude, u r SO gullible! haha, i'm in the bathroom!
omg, i'm going 2 kill u! where r u now?
i'm on my way back. hahaha, ur so EASY!
I'M GOING 2 KILL U!
lol!
ur dead meat!
oh crap, i'm lost!
ur such a loser! where r u?
i have no idea.
hello?
no, i'm still lost!
dude, ur so pathetic!
OMG!
wat?
u'll never guess.
oh, sure, bono, right? :eye roll:
dude, look up.
???
@ the stage!
OMG!
dude, BONO!!!
uuuugggggghhhhh!!!
haha, sry, dude! btr luck next time!!!

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RE: Text from a Friend 1/13-1/19

Postby Alondra » Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:08 pm

In our fifty-dollar “cheap seats,” Bono and the Edge were about an inch tall, but it didn’t matter because even in the nosebleeds I could feel the music. I was tearing up during In the Name of Love holding Jack’s hand when I felt my phone vibrate in my pocket. I wasn’t going to do anything but turn it off when I saw that it was Lucy.

You’ll never believe what just happened to me.

I broke the serenity of the moment and released my husband’s hand in order to have two hands to text her back. This should be good.

Don’t make me guess. What happened?

I was at Slow Bar and I met an amazing guy.

I hoped the story got better. Lucy’s in her late twenties, pretty and friendly; she spends a lot of time in Portland bars letting men buy her drinks and dinner. Lots of her stories start like this. I worry about her sometimes; she isn’t as careful as she should be.

And?

We went to the City Grill. Champagne. He’s gorgeous, drives a BMW. Investment banker.

Now I was wondering what a fancy investment banker was doing at a dive like Slow Bar where their motto was “Let’s drink to ****ing.” Maybe he was there to drink to it. I laughed a little at myself because I actually shrugged at the thought.

Wow. Fancy. Seeing him again?

She responded quickly. I’m at his house right now. Amazing condo in the West Hills with a view. I think this is special. Had to take a break to tell you.

A break. Yikes.

Sounds awesome. What’s he like?

He’s sweet, a little shy, actually. He was a little…different in bed. Oh. He’s calling me. Better go. Wish me luck!!

Good luck.

I turned my phone off and put my phone back in my pocket and put my head on Jack’s shoulder. I whispered “sorry” in his ear but it was too loud for him to hear. I knew I’d hear plenty about Lucy’s Prince Charming tomorrow. I wondered how hard of a time I should give her about being careful who she went home with.

On our way through the crowd back to the car Jack asked me what time it was and I pulled out my phone to check. I had a missed text from Lucy.

“It’s 12:45,” I said as I pulled up the message. I stopped. I sucked in breath. I didn’t know what to do so I showed Jack the message.

Help me.

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RE: Text from a Friend 1/13-1/19

Postby Alondra » Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:08 pm

In our fifty-dollar “cheap seats,” Bono and the Edge were about an inch tall, but it didn’t matter because even in the nosebleeds I could feel the music. I was tearing up during In the Name of Love holding Jack’s hand when I felt my phone vibrate in my pocket. I wasn’t going to do anything but turn it off when I saw that it was Lucy.

You’ll never believe what just happened to me.

I broke the serenity of the moment and released my husband’s hand in order to have two hands to text her back. This should be good.

Don’t make me guess. What happened?

I was at Slow Bar and I met an amazing guy.

I hoped the story got better. Lucy’s in her late twenties, pretty and friendly; she spends a lot of time in Portland bars letting men buy her drinks and dinner. Lots of her stories start like this. I worry about her sometimes; she isn’t as careful as she should be.

And?

We went to the City Grill. Champagne. He’s gorgeous, drives a BMW. Investment banker.

Now I was wondering what a fancy investment banker was doing at a dive like Slow Bar where their motto was “Let’s drink to ****ing.” Maybe he was there to drink to it. I laughed a little at myself because I actually shrugged at the thought.

Wow. Fancy. Seeing him again?

She responded quickly. I’m at his house right now. Amazing condo in the West Hills with a view. I think this is special. Had to take a break to tell you.

A break. Yikes.

Sounds awesome. What’s he like?

He’s sweet, a little shy, actually. He was a little…different in bed. Oh. He’s calling me. Better go. Wish me luck!!

Good luck.

I turned my phone off and put my phone back in my pocket and put my head on Jack’s shoulder. I whispered “sorry” in his ear but it was too loud for him to hear. I knew I’d hear plenty about Lucy’s Prince Charming tomorrow. I wondered how hard of a time I should give her about being careful who she went home with.

On our way through the crowd back to the car Jack asked me what time it was and I pulled out my phone to check. I had a missed text from Lucy.

“It’s 12:45,” I said as I pulled up the message. I stopped. I sucked in breath. I didn’t know what to do so I showed Jack the message.

Help me.

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RE: Text from a Friend 1/13-1/19

Postby thewritersblock » Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:04 pm

The sound of people cheering and screaming when the U2 band members went on-stage nearly made me deaf.
"I LOVE YOU BONO!" My best friend, Elena, screamed right along with them.
I was probably the only boy here. And if another guy from school saw me here, I would be dropped down to the bottomfeeders list. The only reason why I went was because Elena paid me to come with her. Twenty bucks. That was a too good deal to pass up. So I went.
After thirty-minutes, in between the song "Beautiful Day", the cell phone in my pocket started vibrating. Glad for an interruption, I took the cell phone out of my pocket and looked at the screen.
Greg: u'll never believe wat just happened to me!
Me (REPLY): wat?
The cell phone vibrated again.
Greg: guess
Me (REPLY): u passed ur math test?
Greg: ur SO funny...guess again
Me (REPLY): u got a car?
Greg: nope 1 more try
Me (REPLY): seriously, just tell me man
Greg: no way u have 2 guess 1 more time
Me (REPLY): ok then...someone asked u out?
Greg: nope
Me (REPLY): well? tell me!
My curiosity was brimming. Greg made it sound like he won the lottery.
Greg: but u have 2 SWEAR not 2 tell ANYBODY
Me (REPLY): ok...i swear
Greg: swear to ur grave
Was the secret that worth it to swear for?
Me (REPLY): fine. i swear on my grave
Greg: okay...hi
I deleted the message.

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