Take Seven: 14th February

Welcome to Take Seven, a little bit of fun using all twenty one words from this week’s daily Three Things Challenges.
It’s not a challenge as such, but if anyone would like to join in, please do. Leave a pingback to this post and then add a link to yours in the comments so that I can see it.

Our 21 words this week were:
animal, care, cheese, gain, guy, heart, holiday, home, look, loss, man, moon, pat, plate, poison, rattle, reflection, rubbish, smart, tone, tube.
I don’t care Guy!’ Elaine shouted thrusting a cheese sandwich in front of him.
‘The idea of a holiday is utter rubbish at the moment. We have no spare money so we’ll have to stay at home. As if I don’t have enough on my plate just now.’
She sat down heavily and put her head in her hands.
Patting her shoulder gently, Guy had the decency to look chagrined.

Gambling was like a poison: dogs, horses, any animal that could race come to think of it, and when he was on a roll, he’d get over confident and make a bad call then have to explain the loss of his wages to his long suffering spouse.
His heart went out to her, as he knew he was a weak man. It never ceased to amaze him how someone as smart as Elaine had agreed to marry him and without her, his life would go down the tubes. He loved her to the moon and back, but on reflection knew that she had little to gain from their relationship, yet she stayed with him.
Softening her tone, she produced a child’s rattle and said tentatively
‘Things have got to change. You’re going to be a Dad.’

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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4 Responses to Take Seven: 14th February

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Oh! This one is very good Di, the ending is a double edged sword. An addict is an addict and recovered or not only one bet, drink, shot away from regression. Let’s hope the love of a good woman and a child can help Guy to cope. 💜💜💜💜

  2. Carol Anne says:

    Great, Di! This one was awesome! ❤

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