Tuesday, April 27, 2010

WAG: Pick a Pocket

This week's WAG is "Pick a Pocket": Pick someone out of a crowd and describe what (you imagine) is in their pockets.

Every day at 7:30 am, there's a woman who waits at the bus-stop across the street. She's been there each week-day morning since I can remember -- for at least five years now. Stout with a serious mask on her fleshy face, I imagine her sensible denim pockets are stuffed full of practical bits and bobs for the day ahead as a cleaner of Kensington's posh mansions. A band to tie pack her shoulder-length no-nonsense bob; enough change for a packet of crisps for her morning snack. Her mobile makes the pocket bulge, so she transfers it to her jacket, its grey chunky casing so unlike the sleek phones of the City bankers waiting with her. She shoves it away quickly before they can see -- not that she cares what those poncy blokes think of her, anyway. She sighs and pulls out her bus-pass as the red monster lunges up the street towards her. Another day begins.

10 comments:

India Drummond said...

I like this! You live in the most interesting area... all of the people I can see out my window are walking golden retrievers or pushing baby-strollers.

Marsha Moore said...

It was either that or the rubbish-bin searcher! :)

Ann said...

Love the new look! Very creative. What an interesting thought. Imagine what is in someone’s pocket. I like your summation. Sounds spot on.

Peter Spalton said...

Nice piece of imagination Marsha

Mickey said...

Your WAG has a very real feeling. Nicely done!!

Gunnar Helliesen said...

Yes, I agree with Mickey, a very real feeling. I can picture her clearly, lovely piece.

Caroline said...

I really like this, especially the bit at the end where you mention the 'red monster' approaching!

Girl Fren' said...

I love those bits of Brit-speak; your description vivid enough I could see this sturdy old Babe.

Mel said...

I like the differences between her and the bankers and the way the character comes to life through her possessions.

Marsha Moore said...

Thanks everyone!