I have never really understood why women’s underwear is spoken of in the plural. It must have something to do with the whole thing surrounding the idea of drawers, bloomers, and panties. All are plural in context but are generally a singular instrument.
It is of panties I wish to speak to you and issue this writer’s challenge. While walking for my daily exercise, I noticed a pair of pink panties just off to the right of the side walk.
Sierra Tempe, a large community of single family housing lies 30 feet to the east. Sierra Tempe is a community with an eight feet high stone wall running around the perimeter of the community.
To the west is a four lane street running north and south on Priest Drive. Further across the street is a 100 acre field waiting for development from a developer with pockets deep enough to buy the property and commercially develop it.
Lumiere, a complex of privately owned condominiums and rental apartments lie a quarter mile to the south. Mercedes and Lexus Dealerships lie further to the west bordering Interstate 10. 20 restaurants and businesses lie ½ mile to the south and run east and west on Ray Road.
The writer in me senses story opportunity around a pair of pink panties lying one foot off the walkway? I have a Master’s Degree in Justice and decided to treat my discovery like a crime scene.
I walk ten feet around the panties to determine if there is further evidence to collect. The available information is the panties are size 5. They were made in Malaysia. There is no obvious to the eye evidence of body fluids. The evidence is bagged and tagged.
Now, you write the story. What happened? Be as creative and free wheeling as you want. I will host an incidental to include these stories and additional links to your work.
Ok, if the writer challenge is not enough, imagine being my wife for a moment. I come home after walking all sweaty and smelly and say, “Baby, I have something weird to tell you.”