Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Trifecta: Uneasy

            “It’s only an hour,” she told the reflection in the bathroom mirror. “You can do anything for an hour.”
            She made a mental checklist of everything she’d need and forced herself to take slow, deep breaths. But nothing could loosen the tightness in her chest and stop her shaking hands. She knew that stepping outside her comfort zone was supposed to be good for her, but she still felt  uneasy.
            “Are you almost ready to go?” he asked, tapping on the bathroom door.
            “Yeah. I guess,” she said opening the door.
            “You look terrified.”
            “Just a little. You promise me there will be a nice glass of bourbon waiting for me when I get home.”
            “No problem. Why did you volunteer for this when it scares you so much?"
            She shrugged, thinking back to the meeting where they called for volunteers.
            “Nobody else came forward.”
            “Honey, you’re going to be great. Besides, it’s just a handful of Cub Scouts. How bad could it be?”

            I’m linking up with Trifecta this week. This is a piece of highly realistic fiction. This week’s word is “uneasy".

1: causing physical or mental discomfort
2: not easy : difficult
3: marked by lack of ease : awkward, embarrassed <gave an uneasy laugh>

Please remember:

    Your response must be between 33 and 333 words.

    You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post.

    The word itself needs to be included in your response.

    You may not use a variation of the word; it needs to be exactly as stated above.