8 Sentence Sunday #32

Posted Oct 27 2013, 7:30 am in , , , ,

From Something to Prove — Last week, I left off with Elizabeth finding out that the bar she’s been looking into actually belongs to her brother. Although they have a family agreement that would keep her from working on this bar, she decides to stay in Chicago and further assess the situation before approaching her father with a plan. From her perspective, her brother had more than a decade to make a move on this property and he hasn’t. 

I’ve jumped ahead and Elizabeth is outside the bar for some fresh air. The bar is dirty and nasty and she can’t understand the bookkeeping. 

                         She stepped out into the clear morning and sucked in a deep breath of fresh air. Even in this mostly residential neighborhood, she had the sense of Chicago’s beauty. She stood at the corner and looked up and down the street. A convenience store stood opposite her position, but everything else was apartment buildings. Behind her, down the side street, were single-family homes, mostly brick bungalows.

                        For the life of her she couldn’t figure out what would possess someone to put a bar on this corner. It made no sense. There might be a good amount of foot traffic in the neighborhood overall, but how many of those people would stop in for a drink?


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8 responses to “8 Sentence Sunday #32”

  1. I’ll be the first stop in for a drink, very nice 8!

  2. Bars can flourish everywhere, especially where there is nothing else.

  3. Nan says:

    Nice 8–I’m in. I want to know what’s next for Elizabeth and this bar…

  4. Will be interesting to learn more about the bar and I sense the coming tension with the brother. Excellent excerpt, definitely keeps me reading.

  5. Sarah Cass says:

    Or…did someone put the neighborhood around the bar? lol. Great 8.

  6. Anne Lange says:

    I’ll stop for a drink. I need one today! Great eight!

  7. Caitlin says:

    There might be a logic she can’t see… or maybe it doesn’t make sense.

    Bars don’t always, though.

  8. ED Martin says:

    Clearly she doesn’t understand Midwesterners, who’ll drink just about anything anywhere. 😀 Great snippet, really gave me a sense of the location.