Take Seven 5th March

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:

admonished, bung, capable, close, cower, cringe, expert, frightened, game, heel, hip, locked, monster, reaction, rid, ridiculous, room, share, slid, turn, undignified
The scream was almost deafening. She couldn’t help it and cowered against the wall.
The monster in the bath glared defiantly at her, seemingly relishing in making her cringe.
Her sister came in and rested her hands on her ample hips.
‘Oh for heaven’s sake!’ she admonished, ‘The damn thing’s more frightened of you than you are of it. Don’t be so silly.’
‘Please get rid of it,’ the younger sibling whimpered, annoyed with herself for her reaction but unable to control it.
Her sister left the room and came back with a glass and coaster.
Expertly, she trapped the arachnid and held it up, watching the legs as they slid up and down the smooth inner surface.
‘Look,’ she said, thrusting it forward practically under her sister’s nose. ‘It’s quite harmless.’
‘Don’t!’ she begged, crumpling to the floor in an undignified heap.
The two had never been close, one always teasing the other rather than sharing a sisterly bond.
The elder whipped round on her heel and strode off with the glass and its contents.
When she came back, the younger hadn’t moved and was quietly sobbing into a towel.
‘You really ought to see someone about your phobia you know. This is ridiculous. You’re 35 and a small spider still throws you into a panic.’
‘It’s all right for you,’ she sobbed. ‘You weren’t the one locked in the dark with them crawling all over you.’
‘I’ve said I’m sorry for that. How was I to know that was where Harry bunged all his creepy crawlies when we were kids. It was just a game!’
‘Well, now it’s my turn.’ and with a speed her sister would never have thought her capable of, she shot out of the door and locked it behind her.
‘It wasn’t the little one I was worried about. It was the one behind the shower curtain. I think you’ll need a much bigger glass.’
This time the scream was deafening.

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 recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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9 Responses to Take Seven 5th March

  1. Chris Hall says:

    Ha ha! Pay back time, eh? 🙂

  2. murisopsis says:

    Oh! I’m a bit of an arachnophobe and this made the hair on my arms stand on end….

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  4. Tessa says:

    I got the date wrong on the title of the post and don’t know how to fix it. So here’s the link:

  5. Carol anne says:

    I hate spiders, and I cant even see them! Lol! xo

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