A small card comes in the mail that you weren’t expecting. You hope it’s something good. Perhaps an invitation to a friend’s baby shower. Or to a bridal shower. She’s finally getting married!
You begin planning. What to wear, what to buy. Maybe even what dish to bring in case it’s a pot luck.
Finally, after dreaming about all the possibilities, you open the card. What goes through your head as you slide the card out of the envelope? As you look at the pretty picture on the front? As you slowly open the card and read the words?
Your task is to write a story in which your character experiences the range of emotions that accompanies the arrival of an invitation in the mail.
Set the stage with the setting, with the character, by employing both narrative and dialogue. Obviously this means there must be a secondary character, someone with whom discussion can take place.
Have fun with this one.