Take Seven 17th January 2020

Our 21 words from the Three Things Challenges this week were :
beat, chalk, chart, crack, cricket, diner, fan, flash, food, hallucination, light, loss, luck, marshmallow, popular, secret, shy, story, strike, towel, tub.

Here’s something I’ve put together including today’s three words:  story, popular and strike.

I’d like to tell you the story of Ellie and Peter, a rather shy couple who came together by pure luck.
Ellie didn’t strike anyone as being pretty or clever, but when it came to drawing pictures with pavement chalk, it was hard to beat her and her artwork was very popular.
She would often get up at the crack of dawn and set out the tools of her trade at first light in front of the local diner where Peter worked in the kitchen. As she sat on her towel drinking her morning tea and whatever convenience food she had brought with her for breakfast (her favourite was marshmallows), she would wait for that sudden flash of inspiration and then set to work.
Her best piece to date was of giant crickets playing chess, a totally weird but wonderful hallucination she’d had from eating a cookie offered to her by some joker who said it had a ‘secret ingredient’. Her donation tub had been brimming with coins that day and she had eaten extremely well much to Peter’s delight. He was a fan of her work and his admiration for her was off the charts, but he was often at a loss for words in her company, so when he noticed she was little out of sorts after eating the cookie, he looked after her and their romance blossomed.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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8 Responses to Take Seven 17th January 2020

  1. blindzanygirl says:

    Great story Di

  2. A cute story from start to finish – good job with those challenge words. 🙂

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