Your character is explaining the meaning of their tattoo to someone they've just met...
How might this conversation go?
The White Lily
In the community of Geta, there was a woman who had been ostracized many moons ago. A utopian society centralized around ridding itself of the byproducts that come with humanity, an inherently faulted creation. If they were to cultivate such a world, it must be suppressed. For how can one be sad if happiness is unknown? Ultimately, with the removal of Factor X, a chilling collective would be conce...
She pulled her shopping trolley over to the side of the aisle and did something she wouldn’t usually do. She rolled her sleeves up her frail bony arms, which in turn revealed one of her tattoos. It had just been so hot and although she had hoped the supermarket would have been cooler than outside, the heat was still quite unbearable.
It wasn’t long til she was accosted by a shopper. “Oh yeah, ...
The Owl Symbol
Leaning on the counter
Waiting for the day to roll on by
Somebody walks up
I start my normal spiel
“Hello, did you find everything okay?”
“Hey I like your tattoo”
“What does it mean?”
I smirk for a split second
Then the emotion floods over me
My smirk fades
“It’s a tattoo for my…. “
What should I say without sounding stupid?
I stutter out
“It’s the symbo...
It had been a long and difficult week. A week Taylor would really just prefer to forget. She had never been a big drinker but finding a bar with music loud enough to drown out her thoughts sounded pretty good right about now.
Grabbing a drink and snacking on some peanuts couldn’t hurt either.
When she walked in the place was busy. There were groups of people talking and laughing at the nearby ...
Point Of View
“POV.. now why would you get that tattooed? Oh I get it, its like you hold your hand up and it’s technically your POV in the curve of your hand!” The stranger in the red rain jacket exclaims.
They had noticed the black ink scrawl that sits between my thumb and pointer finger.
“Creative thought process, but that’s not it.” I try and offer a smile as I continue scanning their groceries. If I kne...
"Hey," Brenda said with a wave, "Karma from Tinder, right?"
"Yeah, and that means your-"
"Brenda, yep, that's me..." she replied awkwardly. Karma was wearing a short black dress with white flower embroidery. It had short sleeves-to show off her tattoo, Brenda guessed. The dress complimented her long black hair and olive skin. Karma wore striking red lipstick and faint black eyeshadow. She was...we...
Mason And Synove
(A take on the dance of thieves book)
It was the third night that the Ballengers were helping to build the new settlement. They had only planned to be there for one day. It seemed Jase had taken a real passion for this new town they were creating.
The Ballengers and Vendans and the three Rhatan were sitting around the great oak again, just like they has the previous two nights. But this time eve...
I Am Enough
I actually got this tattoo on a solo retreat. A retreat in Bali. This is where I went when trying to find my happiness, to live my life, to learn new things, and to travel to another country on my own. My tattoo represents all of this and more. It shows that I learned to stand on a board in the middle of the ocean and actually was a natural at what they call surfing.I’d like to say, if you’re feel...
Those Cafe Talks 1
'I like your tattoo.' Waiting at the local coffee shop, the cashier said so while he is handing the coffee over to Joy.
There is no customer this early in the morning on a federal holiday, besides Joy.
'I see you quite often, do you work here? By the way, my name is Calvin.'
'Joy, nice to meet you. Yeah just the building around that corner.'
'Where did you get it? The tattoo. I've been thinkin...
“Did you know ice cream was first mentioned in 1671 in England?” Moll said.
She took a hearty bite of a Klondike bar. Her eyes rolled back in delight as the thin layer of chocolate cracked and crunched. Jimmies whistled “Turkey in the Straw” while scanning the road. He felt naked without backup. His hand itched for his rifle that he had had to leave behind at headquarters.
“You know ice cream da...