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:
beg, chest, cup, current, curtail, desk, draw, final, half, hound, moth, open, ribbon, shrink, sigh, sleep, small, speech, try, velvet, wind.
Martha had tried to curtail her impulses, but like a moth to a flame, the small hound won out. It was half the size of their current dog, but looked so lost and unhappy, the prepared ‘No’ speech died on his lips when she’d brought it home, using one of her hair ribbons as a collar. She’d held the wriggling pup close to her chest, her own eyes begging him not to turn it away.
Sitting on the corner of his desk with a cup of coffee in his hand, Stan made an effort to look stern as he felt any objectivity shrink and asked where it was going to sleep and what plans had she drawn up for its care, watching carefully as two pairs of brown eyes took in every word.
His ten year old daughter could wind him round her little finger, and with a sigh, he opened his arms to take the dog from her.
‘What’s her name?’ he asked.
‘Velvet’, Martha replied happily.
‘I can see why’, he chuckled smoothing the chocolate fur.
‘One final thing though before she takes up residence………..’.
‘A bath. The damn thing’s got fleas.’