Day 56 of 365 Days of Writing Prompts: Your character is experiencing one emotion very intensely.
Shannon: Karen was excited. She didn’t know why. She wasn’t doing anything particularly different today than she did any other day, yet she felt the buzz of a spark running through her veins. Maybe she was sensing something that was about to happen, maybe it just couldn’t be explained. Either way she couldn’t calm herself.
Erin: When I walked into the door Ronald’s head spun 365 degrees. “What is wrong with you,” I questioned.
“I thought you were someone else,” his hands literally shook.
“Who did you think I was,” I asked placing a hand on his shoulder, he jerked away from my touch.
“There’s been a strange man following me around all day,” his eyes were frozen out the window.
“Where,” I asked trying to touch him again before he would try to run.
“At the doctor’s office, the man in the waiting room was staring at me,” he explained. “He looked like he was possessed.”
“He was probably sick I reminded,” he immediately shook his head violently.
“I saw a bald-headed man, which mind you was what the man at the doctor had, rushing away from me at the store,” he seemed to be replaying the incident in his head.
“Was he just trying to get out of the cereal aisle quickly,” I offered.
“Then a SUV with tinted windows followed me for 50% of my commute home,” he added.
“You’re acting a little paranoid,” I underexaggerated as I looked at my husband who was picking at his already bleeding finger.
“Paranoia is an exaggeration. Someone is seriously trying to kill me,” he took out his phone, but dropped it on the floor in the process.
“Now he’s trying to kill you?”
Your character is overwhelmed in an emotion, what’s your pick?