This weeks 6 sentences are from a piece I wrote as an exercise in the Faber class We were asked to write 100 words on our name. I went blank, but after a bit of brainstorming came up with the idea of fictionalising the origin…..
We had agonised for days over what to call her.
“I want something classy Mike, you know, not Sharon or Tracey.”
Mike was very excited when he arrived at the hospital the following day and told me he’d found the perfect name for her, on a bus.
“I don’t think Waterloo is really suitable for a girl darling.”
But i was relieved to discover that he was referring to the number 36 going to Victoria Station.
Is it any wonder that she grew up loving the colour red!
This version has been edited down for the 6 sentences and yes, I really did get my name from a number 36 London bus
If you want to see a actual number 36 bus the same as my dad would have seen you’ll have to click here.
- Six Sentence Sunday (October 2012) (rhyllbiest.com)