Take Seven: 16th October

It’s Friday!

Welcome to my Take Seven compilation which incorporates all 21 words (or derivatives) from the Three Things Challenge for the past week.
You are most welcome to join in using as many or all of the words too. Just pingback to this post and then leave a link to your post in the comments so that I can see it and respond directly.
As always, have fun, and I hope you enjoy this week’s effort.

Our words were:
annoy, busker, button, car, crop, cry, elevate, Friday, hunt, hysterics, irritate, movement, pack, pattern, pest, poetry, song, street, swipe, thump, vamp.

It was Friday and Dan was irritated beyond belief as he had to hunt for Aimee again. She could be a right pest and annoy the pants off anyone but her childish giggle would quickly elevate flagging spirits.
There was a street busker at the entrance to the mall and there was Aimee imitating his movements to perfection which had her audience in hysterics. Not bad at all, seeing as she was only six, and the song he was playing was one of her favourites. The thump of his knuckles against the body of his guitar added to the rhythm, and she let out a cry of glee as he continued to vamp his stuff.
Dan swiped her up in his arms, and badly wanted to get back into his usual pattern of finishing work and holing himself up for the weekend. Instead he was babysitting his niece for a week whilst his sister was in hospital.
After a burger and milkshake, they packed up the car and headed for home. She fell asleep on the back seat and her gentle snores were poetry to Dan’s ears. She looked as cute as a button with her recently cropped hair, and he wondered if his sister would approve.

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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16 Responses to Take Seven: 16th October

  1. Aimee sounds like the kind we can’t stay mad at for long. I think it’s sweet that Dan’s stepping in for his sister.

  2. Carol anne says:

    Love this Di! Well done on it! 🙂

  3. A cute story – liked it 🙂

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  6. Your story is really cute. I can imagine Aimee sound asleep in the back seat. When kids fall asleep you can never stay mad.

    • Kids are lovely when they’re asleep! When I used to babysit my nephews I would wake up to two pairs of cold feet snuggling into me. Don’t think they’d do it now….. they’re 53 and 52!

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