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………………?’