#StoryCraft is a twitter chat with discussions focused on the craft of writing. This week's challenge is to write a piece of 200 words using exposition (telling) sparingly but well.
Here's my attempt. Let's see if I've met the challenge. ;)
Note: Warning for bad wording. The characters are what they are, just saying. ;P
“So, are you in?”
“You know darn well I’m retired.”
“C’mon Cloud, we’re about to score big time, but we need you in this one!” You fucking moron.
Claudius McNair was the cool headed sort that wouldn’t flinch before a gun pointed to his head. He looked up to his hot tempered friend and said, “I’ve paid the price for this kind of greed,” he paused, looking straight at Mike’s eyes, “and I don’t intend to come back there.”
Mike frowned and Cloud continued, “Just leave me be a fat old guy who likes to shoot some deer once in a while.”
You used to like your killings back then, you son of--
“It’s no good,” said Cloud, interrupting Mike’s thoughts, “don’t waste your time trying to convince me.”
“Nah, I was just thinking of who could fit your suit.”
“There’s a new guy in town, haven’t you heard?”
“Why didn’t you fucking say so? I’ve lost a whole afternoon talking to an old fag who knows fucking well how tight our schedules are!”
“You never asked.” Cloud grinned.
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Note: I found the gorgeous sunrise picture here.