Trevor and Mitchell Fiction: Wet Jeans


This is another Three Word Wednesday post — one that went in directions I hadn’t been expecting. It’s also partially inspired by this prompt at Thursday Tales.

“Give it up, Trev,” Mitchell said from behind him. “We’re gonna get wet.”

“I don’t want to get wet.”

“Why not? Afraid you’ll melt?”

Trevor turned to the big idiot. “Because I don’t want to,” he said, making each word come out of his mouth as precisely as possible.

“It’s another science experiment, right?” Mitchell went on, giving Trevor’s shoulder a shove. “If you go without washing your jeans, they’ll get so dirty, they’ll disintegrate, but they’ll do it all gradual, so no one’ll ever know what’s skin and what’s jeans. You’ll go around bare-assed naked and no one will know the difference.”

Trevor sniffed and stuck his nose in the air. “You’re the one who likes to go without clothes. All I said was that I didn’t want to get wet.”

“I still don’t see what the big deal is.”

“I don’t see your precious ass out there.”

“It’s a downpour. I’m waiting for it to let up a bit.”

Trevor nodded knowingly. “Because you don’t want to get wet, either.”

“I don’t want to get drenched. There’s a difference.”

“Yeah, like the difference between a girl and a woman. They got all the same parts. It’s just that some aren’t fully formed yet and others are overripe.”

Mitchell gave him an odd look. Trevor figured his example hadn’t gone down quite right. Time to abandon it and go for something else. “You know,” he said, “if we were real rock stars instead of guys on our way up, we’d have people here to hold umbrellas for us.”

“We’d have someone here to wash your jeans, too.”

Trevor smirked. “They are clean. Eric took my stuff when he went to the laundromat the other day.”

Mitchell nodded like he’d known that. Probably had, the wanker. Hell, he’d probably been there with Eric, combining their clothes so no skivvies got turned pink. Not that it mattered if they did; they’d just give them to some eager girls and send ’em on their way.

“Then why don’t you want to get wet?” Mitchell asked.

Trevor turned to the idiot. This conversation was old. Time to end it.

Even though his back was to the door, Trevor took that dreaded step outside. At least he was facing Mitchell and could see the guy’s eyes get all wide as Trevor was suddenly as wet as if he’d walked into a car wash.

Being wet sucked, but laughing at Mitchell was worth every second of the way his jeans were about to chafe.

It seems that a reluctance to go outside into the elements is a common theme with me. Remember Smoke Break, now found in Demo Tapes: Year 1? Or Hot, in Demo Tapes: Year 2?

This is a darn good time to join the Trevolution. Pick up the books, in print or digital format (I have copies I can sell you directly if you’d like autographs), and get ready as the Trevolution goes novel length in the near future!

And don’t forget to stop by (or join!) the Weekend Writers Retreat, too.



  1. ThomG

    May 27, 2010 6:16 pm

    Wonderful dialogue here, it really moved the story forward.
    .-= ThomG´s last blog ..Wednesay’s Three Word Wednesday =-.

  2. Andy Sewina

    May 27, 2010 6:54 pm

    Yeah, like Thom said, cool dialogue!
    .-= Andy Sewina´s last blog ..Three Word Wednesday CXCI =-.

  3. Ann (bunnygirl)

    May 27, 2010 7:04 pm

    I wouldn’t have wanted to get wet, either. Trevor should’ve pushed Mitchell out there. 🙂
    .-= Ann (bunnygirl)´s last blog ..New Maelstrom Fiction =-.

  4. pia

    May 27, 2010 10:06 pm

    Getting wet without wanting to be does suck. Nicely done!

  5. Thomma Lyn

    May 27, 2010 10:15 pm

    Trevor and Mitchell come so alive in my mind when reading about them, that I can hear their voices. 🙂 As ever, great job, friend.
    .-= Thomma Lyn´s last blog ..Teacher =-.

  6. San

    May 28, 2010 3:45 am

    very real. again, you’ve worked the chemistry between the two characters really well. great job!

  7. Vivek

    May 28, 2010 10:25 am

    Lively dialogues and a fun read 🙂

  8. Timothy P. Remp

    May 28, 2010 11:40 am

    Get dialog and interesting characters. I’d like to read more about them. I’m sure it would be worth the chafing. 😉

    .-= Timothy P. Remp´s last blog ..Prelude part 2 =-.

  9. Alice Audrey

    May 29, 2010 4:41 pm

    Where are they going? Just curious. After all, if it’s to the bus he might not have to chafe for long.
    .-= Alice Audrey´s last blog ..314/365 In Memorial =-.

  10. Julia Smith

    May 29, 2010 5:51 pm

    The chafing…LOL! Somehow that’s resonating with everyone. Loved this one, Susan.

    Just caught up to your conference meet-up with Janet. Cosmic goodness!
    .-= Julia Smith´s last blog ..Weekend Writer’s Retreat – 9 =-.

  11. Janet

    May 30, 2010 7:47 am

    As others have said, Great dialogue. I could picture them standing there arguing, just on the threshold of dry versus wet.

    Trevor’s frustration at Mitchell’s insistance and persistance jumped off the page.
    .-= Janet´s last blog ..Sunday Salute – Considerate Drivers… =-.

  12. one more believer

    May 30, 2010 5:05 pm

    this is a like an unobserved peek into an everyday sorta conversation…

  13. VetTech

    May 31, 2010 8:45 am

    I love getting caught in the rain. Once you are a little wet, you may as well get soaked to the bone.
    .-= VetTech´s last blog ..Podcaturday – Aliens =-.

  14. Dee

    May 31, 2010 11:56 am

    I’m with Trevor. Nothing worse than wet blue jeans! Glad I finally got a chance to stop by – always love the relationship between these two.
    .-= Dee´s last blog ..The Seer =-.

  15. Write Girl

    May 31, 2010 12:17 pm

    Amazing writing here…I love the dialogue in this piece. Lovely site you have here as well. Take care.
    .-= Write Girl´s last blog ..Prayers (Pantoum) =-.

  16. Amity

    June 1, 2010 6:18 am

    …really a cool-drenched dialogue Susan…saw your post at Thursday Tales…:)

    please continue writing for the same..thank you!
    .-= Amity´s last blog ..Joining the Contest @ The Colors Magazine =-.

  17. Bobkat

    June 1, 2010 9:44 am

    Looks like Mitchell got his way by goading Trevor… That’s definitely the sort of half arsed argument two people who have known each other for a long time, have! Very cool 🙂
    .-= Bobkat´s last blog ..Have you got a bear in your freezer? =-.

  18. carol

    June 2, 2010 4:43 pm

    Totally reminded me of someone I know who hates to get wet. He’ll throw a fit over a water balloon.

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