Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Train Wreck

Time for a drabble. Aheila's drabble day prompt this week is train with extra brownie points for a wreck. Here you go!

Train Wreck

The light blinds me through my eyelids. My head is throbbing.

Throbbing to the beat of that song stuck in my head,
that song I danced to with that guy,
that guy with the messy shag of hair,
that hair I wanted to rub my fingers through...
What a party!

I stretch and shuffle to the bathroom.

Mirror, do not show myself to me.
I know my mascara has run
and my lipstick is smeared
and my hair is shooting at opposing angles.

When I emerge, my yawn is interrupted and my eyes pop awake, splattering sleepy crust.

"Woah, babe, you look like a..."

"Don't say it!"

9 comments:

Angie Cothran said...

Ha Ha Ha!

Amy said...

LOL - Great drabble! :)

mish said...

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Please pick it up at http://writer-in-transit.co.za/red-carpet-moment/

And I will be back tomorrow to check out your drabble !

Peggy Eddleman said...

Hahaha! That was great!

Alexis Bass Writes said...

Haha! Wonderful!

Madeleine said...

Bravo! and yuech! Popping sleepy dust LOL!

Tara Tyler said...

thanks, yall!
remember the good old single days? ha ha ha!

and thanks, mish!

MISH said...

Ah , this was my "pick-me-upper" for the week ! You are a darling !
I love your take on the prompt ! I chose a different angle for my drabble ...

Heather Henry said...

Very funny Tara. I still have mornings where I look like that, but without the party the night before, just falling asleep watching a movie. I love your descriptions...splattering sleepy crust.
Awesome.