I would post this prompt on Reddit but I’m not confident enough in my writing yet, and I know that this isn’t very good :D
Also, sorry that this was late posting this; I wrote this about a week ago and I forgot to post it. :/
“Hey. Mind if I sit with you for a bit? It’s just… my friends aren’t here yet and, well… you look like could do with the company” a bubbly voice came from behind. I turned around to see a young, brunette girl in a silk dress. She looked beautiful, but she was struggling to stand up.
“Well, you’re not wrong there.” I laughed, gesturing to the engraved whisky glass in my hand. She sat down beside me, and ordered a glass of Prosecco.
“So… what happened today?”
I sighed. “I shot the wrong person.”
The girl laughed a little too loudly. “Aw man. I know that feeling. You’re laying down, and you shoot the wrong person. It’s soooo embarrassing, right?”
I was speechless. Someone understood, I thought “Er… yeah… it is. Very difficult to explain to your boss.”
“Haha. I know how you mean”. A moment paused between us. “So… how do you do it?”
“Do what?” I asked.
“How do you get the perfect shot?”
“Well….” I hesitated, “you just… make sure that there’s no one else in the shot, you focus on the target, and once it’s all clear… you shoot them.”
“Oh my god. Like me! But sometimes I have to shoot a whole group of people. That’s a much bigger challenge. Do you shoot multiple people?”
“No. I’m not good enough yet.”
“Aw, you gotta practice more often then. I guess you’re an amateur, then?”
“Yeah, I only started a few months ago.”
“Ah. When you’re more experienced, you get to start shooting real targets like terrorists and – ”
“You know, when you’re more experienced, you could shoot other targets… wait…” she paused. “What did you say you did?”
“I didn’t say but… I’m an amateur photographer. I usually take shots of people at weddings or the city -”
“Oh… my…” her cheeks were almost the same colour as her dress. “I… am so sorry… I thought you were a… well look at that! My friends are here. Oh, I best be going… well, I enjoyed our time together… haha”
And the young girl “shot away”, never to be seen again.