A little afternoon delight

“Hold her steady!”

“I am!” The old ladder shook. A splinter pricked my left hand. Damn, he’s got no business on the roof. I should’ve called a repairman.

I tipped my head back, and squinted in the blinding sun. A chuckled escaped my lips.

“Woman, you won’t be laughing when I fall.”

“Yeah, I will. But in the meantime, I’m enjoying the view.”

From this angle he didn’t look a day past thirty. My heart fluttered at the tight Levis perched above my head. A warm flush crept up my neck.

“Hurry up,” I said. The words caught, his head turned, and brown eyes met mine.

“Coming. The roof can wait.”

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Prompt #91 – view

 

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My broken blue heart

The breeze wrapped around me like a warm blanket, but gave me little comfort. A shadow darkened the sun, and my face was covered in shadow as a cloud blocked the sun. I stared at the sky and wished I could fly. High above the trees into the clouds away from here and him. I closed my eyes and imagined the grass a magic carpet that would lift me up to parts unknown. To a place free of heartbreak and sadness. Somewhere my soul would feel joy again. Somewhere no clouds would ever darken the blue sky again.

This was my contribution to The Prompt #74 Blue

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Better Living Through Chemistry

The clock mocks me. Twelve, midnight. A soft sigh escapes as I scoot deeper beneath the covers. Just once, please let me sleep. The silent pray slips through my exhausted mind.

Water drips from the kitchen sink, a neighbor’s dog barks, and I twist amid the sheets like a swimmer tangled in seaweed. There’s a red 2 on the face of the clock. If I squint, it looks like a twisted smirk.

I give up, and reach for the night stand. The tiny white pill is bitter, but the water cool. I close my eyes and shut out the neon numbers.

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…please let me sleep…

 

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A Writing Prompt Jump Start

Time for a writing prompt to shake out the cobwebs.

Sometimes all it takes to jump-start writing again is a good prompt.

Thanks to Lillie McFerrin Writes for today’s prompt : DIVERSIONS

No Time 

Charlie stared, shocked at what she saw through the rain streaked window.

Trees uprooted, tossed as if toys were strewn across once majestic lawns, and trash cans floated past her driveway down a river that was once Oak Drive.

She jumped, and grabbed the screaming, flashing cell phone, another weather alert.

Distracted by the sight outside, for a second, she’d forgotten the danger.

She uttered a silent prayer, God, stop this infernal rain, as she headed for the attic.

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And for those who remember this era, sit back and smile.

And I wonder, yes I wonder, who’ll stop the rain…

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