Take Seven: 19th 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:
burnout, burst, catch, choices, deceit, development, fact, frustration, gullible, heavy, lie, line, marriage, pants, ponder, resort, robust, run, shoulder, string, stuffing.
He said he was a robust individual, going out for a daily run of at least five miles. It kept him fit and active, not for him a couch potato existence. He was solvent and seemed charming, with a good sense of humour and had a lot to offer the ‘right woman’.
Luckily, she was not as gullible as he might think and had had time to ponder over agreeing to meet.
She had put together some ‘facts‘ and formed a mental picture of the person writing the messages. So who was this heavy set man waiting at the designated place, his belly hanging out and over his pants, burnout written through right him?
She’d had enough of deceit and frustrations built on disappointments and lies.
Life was full of choices, and so far she had made all the wrong ones. Already with two marriages and a string of broken relationships behind her, computer dating had been a last resort, and judging by this latest development, it was another disaster waiting to happen.

Turning away, she bumped into someone, nearly knocking herself off her feet.
A deep baritone voice asked if she was OK and she felt her breath catch in her throat.
‘Carrie?’ he asked.
She nodded, flushing furiously.
He held out a beautifully shaped hand and introduced himself.
She looked over her shoulder at the person she had thought was her computer date. He was slopping beer over his jacket and stuffing his face with chips. She grimaced.
He followed her line of sight and burst out laughing………….
‘You didn’t think………………?’

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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20 Responses to Take Seven: 19th March

  1. Chris Hall says:

    Nice one, Di 🙂 Happy ending!

  2. I love happy endings. Great job.

  3. murisopsis says:

    Hehe! You always get me looking in one direction and then whip my head around for the conclusion! Good one!

  4. What a nice, cheerful story. My attempt showed I saw a negative perspective with the bunch of words.

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  7. Tessa says:

    I am way behind, but want to use each and every prompt to fill this story out.
    https://tessadeanauthor.com/2021/03/25/take-seven-march-19th/

    • Well done! Hope you are feeling better

      • Tessa says:

        There doesn’t appear to be much they can do about my breathing problems and swollen legs and feet. I need to grow and lose some weight so my lungs can properly inflate. Not a lot of chance that is going to happen at this stage of my life. Thanks!

      • Can sympathise with the weight issue Tessa. I finally found something that worked for me when I was 60 in 2016 and I have managed to maintain my target weight for almost 2 years now. I have height on my side though at 5 feet 6.

      • Tessa says:

        Thanks Di! I have been heavy ever since child number one. I was a size 3 when I was a teenager, but once I had that first baby my weight took off and I am not even 5 foot. I am glad you found something that worked for you. We are about the same age if my math is correct.

      • I’ll be 65 in May. I’ve never been skinny, though in my teens I was a lot thinner than I am now. I’m at a good weight for me and happy with it. It would be nice to lose another 7 to 10 lbs, but it’s not an issue for me to do so.

      • Tessa says:

        I am morbidly obese as they call it. At this point even losing 30 – 50 pounds would help, but I still have a 100 or more to go after that. My doctor says some of my meds could be part of the problem as the cause weight gain. So cutting down on some and will see where it goes.

      • Yes, some meds can cause weight gain Tessa.
        Hopefully your doctor can help you.

      • Tessa says:

        I am hoping for some relief.

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