I don’t usually join in with the WordPress Daily Prompts, but I thought I’d give it a go today – Ripped Into the Headline – “Write about something that happened over the weekend as though it’s the top story on your local paper.”
A local family came face to face with an animated caveman family when they took a trip to the cinema on Sunday. Arriving at the cinema dressed in casual stretch jeans and striped jersey top, Vanessa, 42, told reporters, “The kids had wanted to see The Croods for a while, so when I saw it was showing as part of the Kids AM screenings, I jumped at the chance!” Vanessa, accompanied by her two children, aged 14 and 11, and one of her daughter’s friends, also 14, were seen sitting together, munching popcorn and laughing at the antics of the caveman family on the screen. A close friend revealed that this was not the first time they had been to the cinema, and added that they usually chose seats near the front, but this time they had taken the unusual step of sitting in the very back row, “I don’t know why they did that,” she said. “Maybe they just fancied a change.” A spokesperson for the cinema refused to either confirm or deny the rumour that the seats at the front had already been taken before they bought their tickets.
It is believed that Vanessa became emotional at one point, but avoided causing any embarrassment to her children by discreetly dabbing the corners of her eyes with a napkin, and creating a diversion by dropping a few kernels of popcorn on the floor. It is understood that they left the building very shortly after the end of the screening. Vanessa was unavailable for comment today.